- 1(Of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.More example sentences
- My hand was clasped around hers, and the light of the gibbous moon set a silver path out before us.
- On the 16th Jupiter appears to the upper left of the waxing gibbous Moon.
- The waxing gibbous moon was still behind the scudding clouds, but it was far from pitch dark.
- 1.1Convex or protuberant: gibbous eyesMore example sentences
- The male hooded merganser, with his distinct gibbous moon crest, demands immediate attention.
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- Early in the week the Moon waxes gibbously, and later in the week, after full, gibbously wanes.
- We will see the Moon waxing in its gibbous phase the early part of the week, while the last two days see it gibbously waning.
late Middle English: from late Latin gibbosus, from Latin gibbus 'hump'.
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