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moonlit

[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/
adjective
1.
lighted by the moon.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; moon + lit1
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  • In the kitchen he creeps to a moonlit chair, stands pressed against a chair leg, begins to climb.
  • Already he had explored beyond the lush settings and moonlit characters that had made him famous.
  • But you don't have to shoot moonlit desert-scapes to benefit from using long exposures.
  • Then he said good night and padded down the sandy, moonlit path to his own bungalow.
  • One of our naturalists, on a moonlit night, watched a skunk baffle two possums trying to reach their den tree.
  • They are not active during the night, except drumming males may drum during the night, particularly on moonlit nights.
  • Visitors are encouraged to experience the ethereal quality of the garden on moonlit summer evenings.
  • On this non-moonlit night clouds are not visible, but city lights are.
  • Snow geese flying on a clear moonlit night, so clear and bright, reading was almost possible.
  • Travel the moonlit trails in search of wild nightlife and see what creatures are still active in the cold air.
British Dictionary definitions for moonlit

moonlit

/ˈmuːnlɪt/
adjective
1.
illuminated by the moon
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Word Origin and History for moonlit
adj.

1830 (first attested in Tennyson), from moon (n.) + lit.

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