Definition of moonwalk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnwɔːk/


1An act or period of walking on the surface of the moon.
2A dance with a gliding motion, in which the dancer appears to be moving forward but in fact is moving backwards: Jackson does the moonwalk in his current stageshow
More example sentences
  • I was on the corner with some friends and I did the moonwalk for them.
  • Evan started doing this smooth thing where he did a sort of moonwalk in a circle and then stopped, facing me.
  • ‘Finish it off with a moonwalk and maniacal laughter,’ I tell him.


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1Walk on the surface of the moon: pictorial representations covering every subject from cave painting to moonwalking
More example sentences
  • The crew made a total of three moonwalks over as many days, ventured 27 km from their landing craft, and spent a total of over 20 hours on the Moon.
  • Astronauts, it seems, don't get enough natural light up there, and can become too despondent to moonwalk.
2Dance the moonwalk.
Example sentences
  • He is joined by half a dozen oily men, and delivers a blistering dance routine in which he moonwalks.
  • She saw him start to act goofy, dancing like an Egyptian and moonwalking across the sand.
  • Then he moonwalked like Michael Jackson back toward the tunnel.



Example sentences
  • Tasks for Apollo moonwalkers grew more complex as the program progressed, and modifications were made to the space suit for the Apollo 15 through Apollo 17 missions to provide greater flexibility.
  • Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke recalls: ‘None of the surface looked like the terrain depicted in science fiction movies of jagged peaks or precipitous cliffs.
  • Former moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is chair of the National Space Society and heads up ‘Starcraft Enterprises,’ touring the globe lecturing and promoting ideas for exploring the universe.

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