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[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/
lighted by the moon.
Origin of moonlit
First recorded in 1820-30; moon + lit1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Upon looking around the moonlit room I found that I was alone.

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • "I think that I can see them yet," said Ford, peering down the moonlit road.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • So that is why you have been lying so quiet under the trees these moonlit nights!

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Yet she did not go to the window to look into the moonlit night.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Through the trees the mouth of the alley could be seen, opening out on a moonlit glade.

    White Fang Jack London
  • He passed out of the forest and into the moonlit open where were no shadows nor darknesses.

    White Fang Jack London
  • I followed, not into the moonlit night, but through a cavernous opening into darkness.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • And then, in the evening, were moonlit walks with Mrs. Felix Lorraine!

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for moonlit


illuminated by the moon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for moonlit

1830 (first attested in Tennyson), from moon (n.) + lit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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