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moonrise

[moon-rahyz] /ˈmunˌraɪz/
noun
1.
the rising of the moon above the horizon.
2.
the time at which the moon rises above the horizon.
Origin of moonrise
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; moon + (sun)rise
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  • moonrise again found him abroad in search of food and adventure.

  • Reality dwindled to a point and vanished like the vanishing of a star at moonrise.

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  • Know you, friends, what this stranger did since to-night's moonrise?

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  • The white waterlilies (kumuda) are said to open at moonrise.

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  • Night was falling, and it looked as though rain was likely to come on at moonrise.

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British Dictionary definitions for moonrise

moonrise

/ˈmuːnˌraɪz/
noun
1.
the moment when the moon appears above the horizon
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Word Origin and History for moonrise
n.

1728, from moon (n.) + rise (n.).

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