starlit

adjective

star·​lit ˈstär-ˌlit How to pronounce starlit (audio)
: lighted by the stars

Examples of starlit in a Sentence

We slept outdoors under a starlit sky.
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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of starlit was in 1813

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“Starlit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starlit. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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starlit

adjective
star·​lit ˈstär-ˌlit How to pronounce starlit (audio)
: lighted by the stars

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