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crescent

cres·cent

crescent

pronunciation:
kre snt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the shape of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, an arc tapering to a point at either end.
definition 2: any shape, sign, or object resembling the moon's shape in the first or last quarter.
 
definition 3: the emblem of Turkey or Islam.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: shaped like the moon in its first or last quarter.
definition 2: increasing, as the moon increases in apparent size in its first quarter.
Word Parts
The word crescent contains the following part:
-escent Latin adjective-forming suffix that means becoming; beginning to