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half-moon

Pronunciation: /ˈhæfmuːn; ˌhɑːfˈmuːn/

Translation of half-moon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Astronomy/Astronomía] media luna (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It's lovely out here - the night is calm, the lake is black and still, illuminated by the bright half-moon, and the trees seem to glow.
    • One part of the exercise involved night skiing across the Snowy River illuminated by half-moon on a cold, clear night.
    • The mechanics have packed up and gone to bed before I end my day, shivering in the chill of the desert night under a vast array of stars, the half-moon lighting up the sand, the tents and the vehicles all around.
    Example sentences
    • Weaker tides occur at half-moon, when the sun and Moon are 90° apart.
    • It had been about a week since the half-moon and everything seemed peaceful except for one demon attack where they got a Silver Life Jewel shard, which Katia fused into the rest of the shard that she had collected.
    • A half-moon after she revealed herself to him, they conceived a child.
    1.2 (on fingernail) media luna (feminine), lúnula (feminine) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • In one hypnotic turn, the performers hopped on skateboards and lazily circled the theater risers, becoming visible in half-moons as they rolled out in front of the audience and then disappearing again.
    • Fold the dough circle in half to form a half-moon.
    • Begin removing three half-moon mounting bolts from each side, set half moons and bolts aside.

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