Definition of 'crescent'

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Synonyms of "crescent"
Synonyms of "crescent"
French Translation of "crescent"
French Translation of "crescent"
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Example sentences containing 'crescent'

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The island is an unusual crescent shape with a steep spine that looks down over sheer cliffs on to the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The mosque was tall and wide, painted green and white with a crescent moon on top. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A line drawn between the tips of the crescent moon points south. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A bright crescent moon was rising over the barn. Times, Sunday Times (2007)THIS causes red blood cells to form in crescent shapes rather than the usual circles. The Sun (2014)Very thin waning crescent Moon above on the 13th. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thin waning crescent Moon nearby on the 8th. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Giant boulders flanked a perfect crescent of pale gold, lapped by turquoise waves on one side and shadowed by enormous weeping trees on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bespoke kitchen, staircase and circular roof light are designed to mirror the building's crescent shape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What makes a crescent Moon particularly interesting is a ghostly light across its unlit face, cupped by the thin crescent of moonlight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A thin crescent Moon will be present, but will not be bright enough to cause much interference. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'crescent'

British English: crescent NOUN
A crescent is a curved shape like the shape of a new moon.
...a narrow crescent of sand dunes.


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