moonbeam

[moon-beem]

noun

a ray of moonlight.

Nearby words

  1. moon-eyed,
  2. moon-faced,
  3. moon-shot,
  4. moon-up,
  5. moonball,
  6. moonbow,
  7. mooncalf,
  8. moonchild,
  9. mooned,
  10. mooneye

Origin of moonbeam

First recorded in 1580–90; moon + beam

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British Dictionary definitions for moonbeam

moonbeam

noun

a ray of moonlight
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Word Origin and History for moonbeam

moonbeam

n.

1580s, from moon (n.) + beam (n.).

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