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Definition of "lune" []

  • A crescent-shaped portion of a plane or sphere bounded by two arcs of circles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lune" in a sentence
  • "They'd memorized every type of being that made a planet what it was, just by piecing together Le'lune's stories of more developed planets, and by asking El during a talkative mood swing."
  • "5.8 Lunes and Triangles Begin by reminding students that a lune is a crescent-shaped fi gure"
  • "Woven through several two- to six-minute selections (ideal for downloading from iTunes, yet cherished by violin fans) is the theme of night in multiple manifestations: The title track, a song by Claude Debussy; "Nocturne," by the ill-fated Lili Boulanger, who died at the age of 24; moonlight (Debussy's beloved "Clair de lune"); and dreams (Gabriel Fauré's wistful "Après un rêve," which Ms. Jansen plays with tender yearning)."