[ moon-lit ]
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  1. lighted by the moon.

Origin of moonlit

First recorded in 1820–30; moon + lit1

Words Nearby moonlit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moonlit in a sentence

  • Remember what you told me that moonlit night when we walked by the sea towards the Grotto of Love.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • He crossed to the window, drew aside the blind, and looked out upon the moonlit plains.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • When they had gone their way to find marriage license and parson he went out on to his piazza and looked up at the moonlit sky.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • All eyes turned up to where the rim of the mountain was silhouetted against the moonlit sky.

  • She and John Sibley went out of the house together into the moonlit night, and the reaction seized them both at the same moment.

British Dictionary definitions for moonlit


/ (ˈmuːnlɪt) /

  1. illuminated by the moon

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