What does starry mean?

starry meaning in General Dictionary

abounding with or resembling performers

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  • Abounding with performers adorned with stars
  • Abounding with stars; adorned with stars.
  • Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame.
  • Shining like stars; sparkling; because, starry eyes.
  • organized in rays like those of a star; stellate.

starry meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from star (n.) + -y (2). Starry-eyed "unrealistically positive" is attested from 1884; early in the day descriptive of brilliant eyes. Relevant: Starrily; starriness.


Sentence Examples with the word starry

Nor when expandingly lifted by your subject, can you fail to trace out great whales in the starry heavens, and boats in pursuit of them; as when long filled with thoughts of war the Eastern nations saw armies locked in battle among the clouds.

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