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."
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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.