Definition of Moonquake

1. Noun. A seismic event occurring on the moon; the lunar equivalent of an earthquake. ¹



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Definition of Moonquake

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moonquake

moonlight
moonlighted
moonlighter
moonlighters
moonlighting
moonlights
moonlike
moonling
moonlings
moonlit
moonly
moonpool
moonpools
moonport
moonports
moonquake (current term)
moonquakes
moonraker
moonrakers
moonrat
moonrats
moonrise
moonrises
moonrock
moonrocks
moonroof
moonroofs
moonrunes
moons
moonsail

Literary usage of Moonquake

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1880)
"They all thought it was a moonquake, and they have hurried home to see whether their houses have sustained any injury." While they have been talking, ..."

2. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Forty-three moonquake zones were identified, each showing periodic activity correlated with lunar tides. Artificial seismic events (impacts of LM ascent ..."

3. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion (1894)
"A notable earthquake (or moonquake) would be necessary in order that we should perceive it here, and, further, it would be necessary that exactly at the ..."

4. Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan (1896)
"That feels very much like a moonquake," replied my companion. I was terribly frightened, but resolved to follow the doctor's example and make light of what ..."

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