[ moon-set ]
/ ˈmunˌsɛt /


the setting of the moon below the horizon.
the time at which the moon disappears below the horizon.

Origin of moonset

First recorded in 1835–45; moon + (sun)set Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for moonset

  • Then soon was it midnight, and moonset, as we wended Down to the ship, and the merchant-folks' babble.

  • There was a growing light in the sky that follows the darkness of moonset and runs before the break of dawn.

    Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter

British Dictionary definitions for moonset

/ (ˈmuːnˌsɛt) /


the moment when the moon disappears below the horizon
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