starlight

noun
star·​light | \ ˈstär-ˌlīt How to pronounce starlight (audio) \

Definition of starlight

: the light given by the stars

Examples of starlight in a Sentence

We had to find our way by starlight.
Recent Examples on the Web The phone will be available in three colors: midnight, starlight, and red. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 This temporary dimming of starlight, known as a transit, is often a method used to detect the presence of exoplanets around stars beyond our solar system. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 In both instances, astronomers used a technique known as gravitational lensing to magnify the minuscule starlight. Marcia Dunn, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Mar. 2022 In both instances, astronomers used a technique known as gravitational lensing to magnify the minuscule starlight. Marcia Dunn, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2022 In both instances, astronomers used a technique known as gravitational lensing to magnify the minuscule starlight. NBC News, 30 Mar. 2022 The objective was to identify starlight from the same star in each of the telescope's 18 primary mirror segments. Julia Musto, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2022 By measuring that starlight – specifically, its color and brightness – astronomers can estimate how many stars our galaxy holds. Brian Jackson, The Conversation, 20 Sep. 2021 After unfolding all 18 of its golden mirrors last month, the James Webb Space Telescope has captured its first look at starlight. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of starlight

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 May 2022

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“Starlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starlight. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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starlight

noun
star·​light | \ ˈstär-ˌlīt How to pronounce starlight (audio) \

Kids Definition of starlight

: the light given by the stars

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