stardust

[stahr-duhst]
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:
1835–45; star + dust

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stardust (ˈstɑːˌdʌst)
 
n
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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Example sentences
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.
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