Definition of moonscape in English:



  • A landscape having features characteristic of the surface of the moon, especially in being rocky and barren.

    ‘regrowth on the once-barren moonscape around Mount St. Helens’
    • ‘We clamber up over rocks onto a barren, boulder-strewn moonscape where we pick up speed.’
    • ‘The work takes planters to the most damaged lands, where clearcutting or wildfires have left moonscapes of the ecosystem.’
    • ‘It's like a moonscape - there's nothing living down there.’
    • ‘The landscape changes from lush, tree-covered mountains to a barren moonscape, the result of a mining practice called mountaintop removal.’
    • ‘At low tide it's empty, a desolate moonscape of gray glacial silt dotted by glistening tide pools.’
    • ‘The region's slickrock, sandstone from long-gone seabeds, is a moonscape of crinkles and undulations that make for exhilarating riding.’
    • ‘The Rangers now advance through a moonscape of craters and smashed gun positions.’
    • ‘Fish and whole forests died and water became non-potable, turning 30 kilometres of the river system into a moonscape.’
    • ‘The best way to describe that area is to say that it is like a moonscape of mud.’
    • ‘With the forest kaput, erosion creates a tropic moonscape of barren hillsides.’
    • ‘It was one of the worst horrors of my life, for the forests through which I had walked were totally gone, replaced by a bare and barren moonscape without a tree.’
    • ‘The trees thinned, dirt gave way to snow, the trail disappeared, and we slipped and slid and slithered through a narrow pass before entering a moonscape of rocky peaks and ice-rimmed lakes.’
    • ‘The roads here are like moonscapes and we don't know anything about the drainage.’
    • ‘The terrain resembled a moonscape, devoid of vegetation.’
    • ‘In the months that followed, Plymouth was buried by as much as 30 feet of ash, and the once green southern slopes of Montserrat were transformed into an eerie grey moonscape, almost devoid of life.’
    • ‘Up to 90 percent of the coral island is unusable, resembling a moonscape, after mining stripped away its lucrative phosphate deposits.’
    • ‘From 1987 to 1991, drought turned much of the plain into a moonscape.’
    • ‘The ancient rivers and lakes were teeming with life, a far cry from the dry moonscape of the site today.’
    • ‘As you drift northwards and deeper, the spurs and gullies give way to a moonscape of boulders.’
    • ‘Where Charles used to operate a small ferry the Salt River is now vacant land, a moonscape of cobbles and sand.’