the general appearance of the surface of the moon.
an artistic representation of it.
a land area that resembles the surface of the moon, especially in barrenness and desolation.

Origin of moonscape

First recorded in 1925–30; moon + -scape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of moonscape

  • The sun rose, and baked the abomination of desolation which was the moonscape.


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • He looked at the sky, then swept his torch over the moonscape.

  • He saw the moonscape—the frozen lava sea with its layer of whitish-tan moondust.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for moonscape



the general surface of the moon or a representation of it
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Word Origin and History for moonscape

1926, from moon (n.) + scape (n.).

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