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stardust

[stahr-duhst] /ˈstɑrˌdʌst/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust.
2.
a naively romantic quality:
There was stardust in her eyes.
Also, star dust.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; star + dust
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  • We are the magic people who walk an inch above the ground and leave rainbow stardust in our wakes.
  • The stardust we're made of was produced by vast explosions not unlike these.
  • In return, they bring you into their social circuit, and shower stardust on yours.
  • stardust lights up the screen with a splendid tale of heroism and romance.
British Dictionary definitions for stardust

stardust

/ˈstɑːˌdʌst/
noun
1.
dusty material found between the stars
2.
a large number of distant stars appearing to the observer as a cloud of dust
3.
a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality or feeling
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