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starlight

[stahr-lahyt] /ˈstɑrˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light emanating from the stars.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see star, light1
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Examples for starlight
  • Some of the starlight still gets through, easily obscuring planets that are millions of times fainter than their parent stars.
  • When you observe a starlight, they are all real-time data.
  • The energy in the cosmic rays is found to be, roughly, the same as that of starlight.
  • In previous visible-light images, the nebula glowed blue with scattered starlight.
  • As the universe expands, starlight is stretched into longer, redder wavelengths.
  • Periodic dips in starlight can be caused by planets that partially eclipse, or transit, their host stars.
  • In addition, some of the starlight gets filtered through the planet's atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for starlight

starlight

/ˈstɑːˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light emanating from the stars
adjective
2.
of or like starlight
3.
Also starlit (ˈstɑːˌlɪt). illuminated by starlight
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Word Value for starlight

13
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