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English definition of “crescent”

crescent

noun [C]     /ˈkres.ənt/
(something with) a curved shape that has two narrow pointed ends, like the moon when it is less than half of a circle: The moon was a brightly shining crescent.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects a row of houses or a road built in a curve: They live at 15 Park Crescent.Urban and residential streets crescent     adjective the crescent moonGeometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
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