(Brit, informal) a hurried departure at night, esp from rented accommodation to avoid payment of rent owed Often shortened to moonlight
[moon-lahyt] /ˈmunˌlaɪt/ noun 1. the light of the moon. adjective 2. pertaining to moonlight. 3. illuminated by moonlight. 4. occurring by moonlight, or at night. verb (used without object), moonlighted, moonlighting. 5. to work at an additional job after one’s regular, full-time employment, as at night. /ˈmuːnˌlaɪtɪŋ/ noun 1. working at a secondary job 2. […]
- Moonlight requisition
noun a nighttime foray to steal something Examples We went on a moonlight requisition to the camp cafeteria. Usage Note slang noun A nighttime foray to steal something: moonlight requisition in the cafeteria
- Moonlight sonata
A sonata for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. An early commentator remarked that the tranquil first movement reminded him of moonlight on the waves.
[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/ adjective 1. lighted by the . /ˈmuːnlɪt/ adjective 1. illuminated by the moon adj. 1830 (first attested in Tennyson), from moon (n.) + lit.