moonlit

[ moon-lit ]
/ ˈmunˌlɪt /

adjective

lighted by the moon.

Nearby words

  1. moonlet,
  2. moonlight,
  3. moonlight flit,
  4. moonlight sonata,
  5. moonlighting,
  6. moonprobe,
  7. moonquake,
  8. moonrace,
  9. moonraker,
  10. moonrise

Origin of moonlit

First recorded in 1820–30; moon + lit1

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British Dictionary definitions for moonlit

moonlit

/ (ˈmuːnlɪt) /

adjective

illuminated by the moon
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Word Origin and History for moonlit

moonlit

adj.

1830 (first attested in Tennyson), from moon (n.) + lit.

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