stardust

noun

star·​dust ˈstär-ˌdəst How to pronounce stardust (audio)
: a feeling or impression of romance, magic, or ethereality

Examples of stardust in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stardust was in 1906

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“Stardust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stardust. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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