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

Historical Examples of 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



the moment when the moon disappears below the horizon
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