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Moon PhasesPlay
Crescent often describes the moon's shape when partially visible. SlideWe gazed at the crescent moon, imagining faces in its contours.
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Not Always LunarPlay
Objects that mimic the moon's form may also be called crescent. SlideShe cut the melon into crescent pieces for the fruit salad.
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Waxing or WaningPlay
A crescent can denote both the growing and diminishing phases of the moon. SlideThe waxing crescent signaled the beginning of the lunar cycle.