Definition of moon-face in English:

moon-face

noun

  • 1A moon-shaped face; a round full face. Also poetic: a face likened to the moon in beauty.

  • 2Medicine. The rounded face characteristic of persons with chronically elevated glucocorticoid levels, whether endogenously produced (as in Cushing's disease) or as the result of high-dose therapy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From moon + face. Compare earlier moon-faced.

Pronunciation

moon-face

/ˈmuːnfeɪs/