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1. crescent

noun. ['ˈkrɛsənt'] any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters.

Synonyms

  • curve

Antonyms

  • thin
  • curliness

Etymology

  • crescens (Latin)
  • cresco (Latin)

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Rhymes with Crescent

  • antidepressant
  • incandescent
  • convalescent
  • obsolescent
  • luminescent
  • suppressant
  • iridescent
  • fluorescent
  • evanescent
  • effervescent
  • depressant
  • adolescent
  • quiescent
  • incessant
  • bessent

How do you pronounce crescent?

Pronounce crescent as ˈkrɛsənt.

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How do you spell crescent? Is it cresent ?

A common misspelling of crescent is cresent

Sentences with crescent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut four long crescent or football shapes from the dark green felt using sharp shears.

Quotes about crescent


1. When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it -- delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel.It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.And sometimes it is enough.
- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

2. The reappearance of the crescent moon after the new moon; the return of the Sun after a total eclipse, the rising of the Sun in the morning after its troublesome absence at night were noted by people around the world; these phenomena spoke to our ancestors of the possibility of surviving death. Up there in the skies was also a metaphor of immortality.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

2. crescent-cell_anemia

noun. a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape.

Synonyms

  • anemia
  • monogenic disorder
  • anaemia
  • crescent-cell anaemia
  • sickle-cell disease
  • sickle-cell anaemia
  • sickle-cell anemia
  • monogenic disease
  • drepanocytic anemia

3. crescent-shaped

adjective. resembling the new moon in shape.

Synonyms

  • semilunar
  • lunate
  • crescent

Antonyms

  • prolate
  • oblate
  • uncoiled
  • square

4. crescent-cell_anaemia

noun. a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape.

Synonyms

  • anemia
  • monogenic disorder
  • anaemia
  • sickle-cell disease
  • crescent-cell anemia
  • sickle-cell anaemia
  • sickle-cell anemia
  • monogenic disease
  • drepanocytic anemia

5. crescent

adjective. ['ˈkrɛsənt'] resembling the new moon in shape.

Synonyms

  • crescent-shaped
  • semilunar
  • lunate

Antonyms

  • prolate
  • oblate
  • uncoiled
  • square

Etymology

  • crescens (Latin)
  • cresco (Latin)
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