Eclipse - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention (syn: occult)
The popularity of television led to the eclipse of the radio drama.
an artist whose reputation has long been in eclipse
The sun was partially eclipsed by the moon.
Train travel was eclipsed by the growth of commercial airlines.
Many people expected the growth of television to mean the eclipse of radio.
The economy had eclipsed the environment as an election issue.
The Sun eclipses the moon today
In a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and the Earth.
a total eclipse of the sun
a partial eclipse of the sun
...the lunar eclipse began with a subtle darkening of the lunar surface as it passed within the Earth's penumbra...
...during a solar eclipse observers located within the umbra experience a complete blocking of the sun by the moon...
Mrs Bosanquet's novels are now in eclipse.
the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth at the eclipse
During an eclipse, the moon blocks our view of the sun (=stops us from seeing it).
present participle: eclipsing
past tense: eclipsed
past participle: eclipsed