starry

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adjective star·ry \ˈstär-ē\

Definition of starry

starrier

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starriest

  1. 1a :  adorned with stars; especially :  star-studdedb :  of, relating to, or consisting of stars :  stellarc :  shining like stars :  sparklingd :  having parts arranged like the rays of a star :  stellate

  2. 2 :  as high as or seemingly as high as the stars starry speculations

  3. 3 :  starry-eyed

Examples of starry in a Sentence

  1. the starry light of the firmament on a clear night

  2. 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

Recent Examples of starry from the Web

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First Known Use of starry

15th century


STARRY Defined for English Language Learners

starry

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Definition of starry for English Language Learners

  • : full of stars

  • : having a shape like a star

  • : including many famous actors, athletes, etc.


STARRY Defined for Kids

starry

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adjective star·ry \ˈstär-ē\

Definition of starry for Students

starrier

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starriest

  1. 1 :  full of stars starry heavens

  2. 2 :  shining like stars starry eyes

  3. 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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