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moonlit

[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/
adjective
1.
lighted by the moon.
Origin of moonlit
1820-1830
1820-30; moon + lit1
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  • The tall, slender stems of the yucca and infrequent clumps of dwarfed cacti cast clear-edged shadows on the bare, moonlit ground.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • So that is why you have been lying so quiet under the trees these moonlit nights!

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • "So'm I," said I, looking out of the window over a moonlit sea.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • I followed, not into the moonlit night, but through a cavernous opening into darkness.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The shadow of the shovel-hat at that very instant fell on a moonlit tomb.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • And then, in the evening, were moonlit walks with Mrs. Felix Lorraine!

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • He looked musingly at the moonlit waters, musingly at the starlit sky.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • All that moonlit night, while the cannonade proceeded, the Americans had been busy.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
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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