moonquake

[ moon-kweyk ]
/ ˈmunˌkweɪk /

noun

a seismic vibration of the moon's surface.

Nearby words

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

Origin of moonquake

First recorded in 1935–40; moon + (earth)quake

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British Dictionary definitions for moonquake

moonquake

/ (ˈmuːnˌkweɪk) /

noun

a light tremor of the moon, detected on the moon's surface
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