Definition of moonlight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmuːnlaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmuːnlaɪt//
The sun and the moon
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  • [uncountable] the light of the moon to go for a walk by moonlight/in the moonlight The floor was dappled with pale moonlight. See related entries: The sun and the moon
  • Extra examples The castle looks fantastic by moonlight. The fields were bathed in bright moonlight that night. The moonlight hit her face perfectly. The pale moonlight danced across his skin. a single shaft of moonlight the faint moonlight filtering through the stained glass windowsIdioms
    do a moonlight/midnight flit
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    (British English, informal) to leave a place suddenly and secretly at night, usually in order to avoid paying money that you owe to somebody
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: moonlight