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[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/
lighted by the moon.
Origin of moonlit
1820-30; moon + lit1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


illuminated by the moon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for moonlit

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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