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moonlight

noun [U]  us   /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/

moonlight noun [U] (LIGHT FROM MOON)

the pale light of the moon

moonlight

verb [I]  us   /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/ (past tense and past participle moonlighted)

moonlight verb [I] (WORK SECRETLY)

to work at an additional job, esp. without telling your main employer: In addition to her teaching job, she moonlights as a waitress on weekends.
Translations of “moonlight”
in Korean 달빛…
in Arabic ضَوْء القَمَر…
in Portuguese luar…
in Catalan llum de la lluna…
in Japanese 月明かり…
in Italian chiaro di luna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 月光…
in Russian лунный свет…
in Turkish mehtap, ay ışığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 月光…
in Polish światło księżyca…
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