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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English




Bulging or protruding


In astronomy, appearing more than halfway but not totally illuminated

Examples of Gibbous in a sentence

"We sat around the fire and watched the gibbous moon rise."

"The gibbous designs in his art were reminiscent of a waning moon."

About Gibbous

That hanging gibbous moon we see up in the sky on a clear night? It's hurtling around the earth at 2,298 miles per hour.

Did you Know?

In Latin, gibbus means "humped" or "hunched." The shape of a gibbous moon somewhat resembles a hump or hunched back.

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