star·​ry | \ ˈstär-ē How to pronounce starry (audio) \
starrier; starriest

Definition of starry

1a : adorned with stars especially : star-studded
b : of, relating to, or consisting of stars : stellar
c : shining like stars : sparkling
d : having parts arranged like the rays of a star : stellate
2 : as high as or seemingly as high as the stars starry speculations

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Examples of starry in a Sentence

the starry light of the firmament on a clear night had the starry idea the Western military forces would waltz in there and put an end to rivalries that have been raging for hundreds of years
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First Known Use of starry

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Starry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of starry

: full of stars
: having a shape like a star
: including many famous actors, athletes, etc.


star·​ry | \ ˈstär-ē How to pronounce starry (audio) \
starrier; starriest

Kids Definition of starry

1 : full of stars starry heavens
2 : shining like stars starry eyes
3 : having parts arranged like a star The spokes of the cogwheel stood out in starry rays …— Mary Norton, The Borrowers

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