blue moon


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blue moon

n.
1.
a. The third full moon in a three-month calendrical season that has four full moons.
b. The second of two full moons occurring in the same month.
2. Informal A relatively long period of time: I haven't seen you in a blue moon.

[Sense 2, probably from the rare occurrence whereby the moon appears blue from high amounts of dust in the atmosphere, as from a volcanic eruption.]

blue moon

n
1. the second full moon occurring within a calendar month
2. once in a blue moon informal very rarely; almost never
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue moon - a long time; "something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
long time, years, age - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"

blue moon

noun
Informal. A long time:
eon, eternity, long, year (used in plural).
Informal: age (used in plural).
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The reason the blue moon is special is because it is the second full moon within one calendar month.
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