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waxing moon

wax·ing moon
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-sing moon]
    • /ˈwæk sɪŋ mun/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-sing moon]
    • /ˈwæk sɪŋ mun/

Definitions of waxing moon words

  • noun waxing moon the moon at any time after new moon and before full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing. 1
  • noun waxing moon moon as it grows fuller 1

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Origin of waxing moon

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1660-70

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Waxing moon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

waxing moon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% 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.

waxing moon usage trend in Literature

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