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moonlight

[ moon-lahyt ]
/ ˈmunˌlaɪt /
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noun
the light of the moon.
adjective
pertaining to moonlight.
illuminated by moonlight.
occurring by moonlight, or at night.
verb (used without object), moon·light·ed, moon·light·ing.
to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.
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Origin of moonlight

1325–75; 1950–55 for def. 5; Middle English monelight

OTHER WORDS FROM moonlight

moonlighter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for moonlight

moonlight
/ (ˈmuːnˌlaɪt) /

noun
Also called: moonshine light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
(modifier) illuminated by the moona moonlight walk
short for moonlight flit
verb -lights, -lighting or -lighted
(intr) informal to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately

Derived forms of moonlight

moonlighter, noun
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