star·​lit | \ ˈstär-ˌlit How to pronounce starlit (audio) \

Definition of starlit

: lighted by the stars

Examples of starlit in a Sentence

We slept outdoors under a starlit sky.
Recent Examples on the Web The fresh air, the clear nearby lake, and the wide, starlit sky gave me a burst of energy. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Dec. 2021 The Black Badge infinity logo is etched into the trim above the rear seat champagne cooler, and, of course, there's the starlit headliner, a Rolls-Royce staple. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2021 Nestled right near Sam Houston State Park and National Forest, this tree house escape opens up to a starlit night sky through a clear roof. Alison Medley, Chron, 2 Mar. 2021 Spend a starlit winter evening out in hunting country, standing by your vehicle and listening for the yips, yowls, and howls of coyotes. Toby Walrath, Outdoor Life, 25 Jan. 2021 For one thing, only the middle movement delivers what might be called starlit romanticism. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 7 Mar. 2020 Many people on social media have also posted photos of Escamilla alive in an attempt to counteract the publication of the images, while others have tagged her in posts showing scenes of natural beauty, including sunsets and starlit skies. Natalie Gallón, CNN, 13 Feb. 2020 On a starlit night long ago, as the story goes, three wise men brought gifts to baby Jesus in a stable. Rachel Fobar, National Geographic, 13 Dec. 2019 In the absurdist latest trip into Martin’s sharp, demented mind, two married couples get together for a starlit dinner party to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, 29 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of starlit

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of starlit was in 1813

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“Starlit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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star·​lit | \ ˈstär-ˌlit How to pronounce starlit (audio) \

Kids Definition of starlit

: lighted by the stars a starlit night

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