starburst

noun star·burst \ ˈstär-ˌbərst \

Definition of starburst

: something (such as a pattern) that resembles diverging rays of light
  • starbursts of color

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First Known Use of starburst

1928


STARBURST Defined for English Language Learners

starburst

noun

Definition of starburst for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a pattern) that looks like rays of light spreading out from a center


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