stardust

noun
star·​dust | \ˈstär-ˌdəst \

Definition of stardust 

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

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For Western celebrities, particularly those on the wane and with pretensions to freethinking, Russia can offer fresh adulation and fat paychecks for their pinch of stardust. James Marson, WSJ, "An American Heavyweight Infiltrates Russian Politics—and the Russians Are All for It," 30 Sep. 2018 Like a cloud of stardust, a smattering of extra glamour falls upon the city. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Venice During the Film Festival," 28 Aug. 2018 Belgium’s real stardust resides within the fearsome front three of Lukaku, Hazard and Mertens, which will look to continue the fine run of form and momentum gained ahead of the tournament. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Belgium vs Panama - Recent Form, Key Battle, Team News, Prediction & More," 17 June 2018 Starcatcher is a neverland of plot twists, but the heart of the story is this: Queen Victoria entrusts Lord Aster (Johnnie Hobbs Jr.) to keep magical, empowering stardust from falling into the wrong hands. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, "'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Theatre Horizon: Unbridled, unpredictable, riotously funny," 4 May 2018 Wayne Barker provides several choral numbers, especially a knockout mermaid ensemble about the power of stardust. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, "'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Theatre Horizon: Unbridled, unpredictable, riotously funny," 4 May 2018 The game’s greatest stardust at the planet’s loudest Slam? Jason Gay, WSJ, "Roger Versus Rafa! In New York? Yes! Maybe?," 5 Sep. 2017 Now these animal look-alikes, comprised of stars and stardust, number in the dozens. National Geographic, "The Giant Squid Nebula and More Animals of the Cosmos," 20 Mar. 2018 Pippa and her groom James Matthews' guest list will combine Middletons, royals, old friends, the cream of society, and a sprinkling of celebrity stardust. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Who Made the Guest List for Pippa Middleton's Wedding?," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of stardust

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stardust was in 1906

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