starry

adjective

star·​ry ˈstär-ē How to pronounce starry (audio)
starrier; starriest
1
a
: 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
3

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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of starry was in the 15th century

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“Starry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starry. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

starry

adjective
star·​ry ˈstär-ē How to pronounce starry (audio)
starrier; starriest
1
: full of stars
starry heavens
2
: of, relating to, or consisting of stars : stellar
starry light
3
: shining like stars : sparkling
starry eyes

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