Definitions

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  • n. A lunar phase either side of the full moon when the moon's disc as seen from the Earth is larger than a semicircle.

Etymologies

From gibbous + moon (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here, so far away, the night was calm, the sky full of radiance, the temperature at last bearable, and a sliver of gibbous moon let low gleam smear the southern hemisphere.

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