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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. 2017.
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  • Five white, moon-faced blossoms blew gaily round the skeleton vine, shining back triumphant at the red lightning.

  • His broad, moon-faced physiognomy masked the cunning of the fox.

    Orphans of the Storm Henry MacMahon
  • There was one stout, moon-faced gentleman laying on his broad back "spouting" Shakspeare.

  • He was a roundish figure, moon-faced, slightly stooped shoulders.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • Every such person is a bony individual—never under any circumstances a moon-faced, round-bodied one.

    How to Analyze People on Sight Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • Livingstone looked down at the fat-bellied, moon-faced time-piece and laughed.

    The Bread Line Albert Bigelow Paine
  • 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
  • The moon-faced landlord had again appeared, flourishing a platter containing two finely roasted chickens.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • But love is not mere invertebral amiability or moon-faced complacency.

    Wit and Humor of the Bible Marion D. Shutter
  • The moon-faced damsel fell a prize to the inevitable conqueror, son of Ertoghrul.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for moon-faced


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