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Meaning of “new moon” in the English Dictionary

"new moon" in British English

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new moonnoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   us  
the ​moon when it is ​shaped like a ​crescent, or a ​time when it is ​shaped like this: It was ​dark now and the ​sliver of a new ​moon could be ​seenoverhead. The ​teamdiscovered that the ​planet is 0.02°C ​warmer at ​fullmoon than at new ​moon.
(Definition of new moon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"new moon" in American English

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new moonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈnu ˈmun/
a ​phase (= ​regularchange in ​shape) of the moon in which none of ​itssurface can be ​seen from the ​earth
(Definition of new moon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “new moon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 新月, 新月期…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新月, 新月期…
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