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waning moon

wane moon
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyn moon]
    • /weɪn mun/
    • /weɪn muːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyn moon]
    • /weɪn mun/

Definitions of waning moon words

  • noun waning moon the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing). 1
  • noun waning moon moon as it decreases 1

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Origin of waning moon

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Waning moon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

waning moon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

waning moon usage trend in Literature

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