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[moon-feyst] /ˈmunˌfeɪst/
having a very round face, regarded as resembling a full moon.
Origin of moon-faced
First recorded in 1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was more surprised than ever, too, because the moon-faced man did not move even then.

    The Tale of Jolly Robin Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She wondered why any mention of the "moon-faced Bessie" disturbed her mother's countenance.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • They were all of them moon-faced, with large mouths, but good eyes and teeth.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • His broad, moon-faced physiognomy masked the cunning of the fox.

    Orphans of the Storm Henry MacMahon
  • A smooth-faced, moon-faced young man was smiling at her good-naturedly.

  • There was one stout, moon-faced gentleman laying on his broad back "spouting" Shakspeare.

  • Eager eyes frequently consulted the moon-faced study-hall clock, as its hands traveled imperturbably toward the hour of reprieve.

  • A stealthy-footed, moon-faced, fierce-eyed beast came soundlessly to the edge of the thicket and glared in searchingly.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • But love is not mere invertebral amiability or moon-faced complacency.

    Wit and Humor of the Bible Marion D. Shutter
  • He was a roundish figure, moon-faced, slightly stooped shoulders.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for moon-faced


having a round face; full-faced
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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