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 For all its celebrity stardust, the city of angels, which is the second most populous city in the country, got dinged for high prices and horrific commutes. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "These two Bay Area cities ranked best in California," 19 Sep. 2019 The confirmation on December 20th that his successor is Andrew Bailey comes without stardust. The Economist, "Old Lady, New Bailey In Andrew Bailey, the Bank of England gets a technocratic new boss," 20 Dec. 2019 Schreier’s personal taste is influenced by her affection for the golden age of Hollywood costumes and the feathers and stardust of Motown’s Supremes. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "How a little girl’s ‘pretty dresses’ became one of the most significant gifts to the Met," 13 Nov. 2019 National groups are eager to sprinkle stardust on Virginia’s normally sleepy off-off year races, when no federal or statewide offices are on the ballot to draw attention. Washington Post, "Knock, knock. It’s Alec Baldwin at the front door: Virginia Democrats import celebrity firepower," 22 Oct. 2019 Along with shinies, players should expect the following bonuses: – Players get three times as much stardust per catch. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Pokemon Go: Where to spend Turtwig Community Day in the Bay Area," 11 Sep. 2019 The good news is, unlike many of her other pop star peers, Rihanna wants to share a little bit of this stardust with us. Vogue, "The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress," 14 Aug. 2019 So far, the current front-runner has offered little substance in his defense, beyond Obama stardust and affability. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, The New Republic, "The Destructive Politics of White Amnesia," 6 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, movie star owners like Paul Newman added their own touch of stardust—in Newman’s case by adding a faster Porsche engine to his own Beetle. Fortune, "As Volkswagen Ends Beetle Production, a Final Photo Farewell to the Beloved ‘Bug’," 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of stardust

1906, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Stardust.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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