star·​dust | \ ˈstär-ˌdəst How to pronounce stardust (audio) \

Definition of stardust

: a feeling or impression of romance, magic, or ethereality

Examples of stardust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beryllium, the light metal used to make Webb’s mirrors, forms in the interstellar medium, rather than through a supernova, but in a trippy sense, the Webb observatory is a very sophisticated collection of stardust looking back at itself. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 20 Dec. 2021 Picture soaring through a kaleidoscope of pulsating flowers, swirling stardust, fluorescent reefs and a playground of magical mushrooms. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 But Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owner, is not the sort to be distracted by sentiment, or dazzled by stardust. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 An analysis of the meteorite published in January revealed stardust that formed between 5 to 7 billion years ago. Katie Hunt, CNN, 29 Dec. 2020 Now a bit of that stardust, trapped in a meteorite that collided with Earth, was dated as the oldest material yet found on our planet. Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Those images, combined with earlier observations in January and December 2019, allowed astronomers to directly witness the stardust formation, matching the observations of Dupree and her colleagues last year. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 18 June 2021 And dominating all, the Milky Way itself, an effulgent tide of stardust and suns. Peter M. Leschak, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 His glamorous life, which included regular sightings of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and the queen of England, sprinkled a little stardust on his security team. CBS News, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of stardust

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Stardust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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