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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for moon-faced

Historical Examples of moon-faced

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for moon-faced



having a round face; full-faced
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