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A ray of moonlight.


(Astronomy) a ray of moonlight



a ray of moonlight.
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Noun1.moonbeam - a ray of moonlightmoonbeam - a ray of moonlight      
light beam, ray, ray of light, beam of light, shaft of light, irradiation, beam, shaft - a column of light (as from a beacon)
moonlight, moonshine, Moon - the light of the Moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by"
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[ˈmuːnbiːm] Nrayo m de luna


[ˈmuːnbiːm] nrayon m de lunemoon-faced [ˈmuːnfeɪst] adjà la face de lunemoon landing nalunissage m


[ˈmuːnˌbiːm] nraggio di luna


(muːn) noun
1. the heavenly body that moves once round the earth in a month and reflects light from the sun. The moon was shining brightly; Spacemen landed on the moon.
2. any of the similar bodies moving round the other planets. the moons of Jupiter.
ˈmoonless adjective
(of a night) dark and having no moonlight.
ˈmoonbeam noun
a beam of light reflected from the moon.
ˈmoonlight noun, adjective
(made with the help of) the light reflected by the moon. The sea looked silver in the moonlight; a moonlight raid.
to work at a second job, often at night, in addition to one's regular job. He earns so little that he has to moonlight.
moonlighting noun
ˈmoonlit adjective
lit by the moon. a moonlit hillside.
moon about/around
to wander around as if dazed, eg because one is in love.
References in classic literature ?
The soft, earnest, quiet moonbeam looks in fixedly, marking the bars of the grated windows on the prostrate, sleeping forms.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.
Then they saw from the other bank the executioner raise both his arms slowly; a moonbeam fell upon the blade of the large sword.
He was a goodly spirit - he who fell : A wanderer by moss-y-mantled well - A gazer on the lights that shine above - A dreamer in the moonbeam by his love : What wonder ?
Inside, a gravel path wound through desolate grounds to a huge clump of a house, square and prosaic, all plunged in shadow save where a moonbeam struck one corner and glimmered in a garret window.
Observe that silvery dance upon the upper branches of the pear-tree, and now a little lower, and now on the whole mass of boughs, while, through their shifting intricacies, the moonbeams fall aslant into the room.
No veiled future dimly glanced upon him in the moonbeams.
When they arrived on the open heath, where Gurth might have had some trouble in finding his road, the thieves guided him straight forward to the top of a little eminence, whence he could see, spread beneath him in the moonlight, the palisades of the lists, the glimmering pavilions pitched at either end, with the pennons which adorned them fluttering in the moonbeams, and from which could be heard the hum of the song with which the sentinels were beguiling their night-watch.
I looked up; a pale glimmer of moonbeams had alighted on the summit of the Spy-glass, and soon after I saw something broad and silvery moving low down behind the trees, and knew the moon had risen.
At that moment, we were just in front of the high altar; and the moonbeams fell straight upon us through the stained-glass windows of the apse.
The moonbeams twinkled on the carving knife and the pie dish, and made a path of brightness across the dirty floor.
The moonbeams seemed to quiver as they went by me into the mass of gloom beyond.