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starry

[stahr-ee] /ˈstɑr i/
adjective, starrier, starriest.
1.
abounding with stars:
a starry night.
2.
of, pertaining to, or proceeding from the stars.
3.
of the nature of or consisting of stars:
starry worlds.
4.
resembling a star; star-shaped or stellate.
5.
shining like stars:
starry reflections on the dark water.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see star, -y1
Related forms
starriness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for starriness

starry

/ˈstɑːrɪ/
adjective -rier, -riest
1.
filled, covered with, or illuminated by stars
2.
of, like, or relating to a star or stars
Derived Forms
starrily, adverb
starriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for starriness

starry

adj.

late 14c., from star + -y (2). Starry-eyed "unrealistically optimistic" is attested from 1884; earlier descriptive of bright eyes. Related: Starrily; starriness.

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