Definition of moonlight in English:

moonlight

Line breaks: moon|light
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnlʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The light of the moon: the river glittered under the pale moonlight [as modifier]: a moonlight stroll
More example sentences
  • The pale moonlight shone on the sand as Kino stepped among the dunes.
  • The sky was bright with moonlight.
  • The room was dark, but the blinds were open, and the woman in the bed was bathed in the cold white light of moonlight.

verb (past and past participle moonlighted)

[no object] informal Back to top  
Have a second job, typically secretly and at night, in addition to one’s regular employment: he had been moonlighting for a rival tabloid
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  • To support himself during the first few months, he found work moonlighting as a telemarketer and cutting down trees on weekends.
  • After college, he took a job as an accountant and - to supplement his income - moonlighted as a basketball and football referee.
  • Although medical care was free, many health care professionals moonlighted to make extra money because official health care usually involved long lines and waiting lists.

Derivatives

moonlighter

noun
More example sentences
  • I'm on oncology cross-cover tonight, but since last I covered oncology, I think the hospital has been hiring moonlighters to cover part of the service overnight in addition to the slotted resident.
  • Many are reluctant moonlighters, working as caterers, architects, or accountants to support their commitment to their art.
  • Once upon a time, Bruce was a moonlighter.

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