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moonset

[moon-set] /ˈmunˌsɛt/
noun
1.
the setting of the moon below the horizon.
2.
the time at which the moon disappears below the horizon.
Origin of moonset
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; moon + (sun)set
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Historical Examples
  • Then soon was it midnight, and moonset, as we wended Down to the ship, and the merchant-folks' babble.

  • There was a growing light in the sky that follows the darkness of moonset and runs before the break of dawn.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for moonset

moonset

/ˈmuːnˌsɛt/
noun
1.
the moment when the moon disappears below the horizon
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