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moonstruck Syllabification: moon·struck
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onˌstrək/

Definition of moonstruck in English:


Unable to think or act normally, especially because of being in love.
Example sentences
  • You could have married a sensible woman, but instead you chose a moonstruck child to devote yourself to.
  • He offers you the spectacle of an ironic, intelligent 47-year-old man gazing at Yelena with the dotty helplessness of a moonstruck adolescent: aware of his own absurdity but powerless to prevent it.
  • You're making me sound like some moonstruck girl of ten!


Late 17th century: from moon + struck, past participle of strike; because it was believed that the moon could affect the mind.

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