star-span·​gled ˈstär-ˌspaŋ-gəld How to pronounce star-spangled (audio)

Examples of star-spangled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the iconic works from this time broke precedent by portraying morally ambiguous superheroes who weren’t pure or star-spangled. Hazlitt, 21 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of star-spangled was in 1591

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“Star-spangled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: adorned with stars

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