Definition of starry in English:


Syllabification: star·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈstärē

adjective (starrier, starriest)

1Full of or lit by stars: a starry sky
More example sentences
  • In this poem, Longley acknowledges that in spite of his long experience as a professional poet, he finds it difficult to describe, to put into words, the starry night sky that he observes.
  • Maybe because (for some reason I'm not sure of) it reminds me of being outside on a cool October night, under a starry sky.
  • The North-east monsoon showers have heralded the coming of the season of chilly nights, starry skies and misty mornings in the city.
1.1Resembling a star in brightness or shape: tiny white starry flowers
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  • After an initial flash of light, of a painful but very starry brightness everywhere, the world went suddenly dark, and life seemed to be draining from my limbs, along with my consciousness.
  • Guttering sweet oil lamps hooded with brass-stamped patterns make glowing starry shapes on the walls and ceiling.
  • Indeed, aster, the Latin word for star, aptly describes the starry flower heads.



More example sentences
  • Her starriness has a challenging, irritating twinkle peculiar to her.
  • Perhaps it's also that she's not yet used to the starriness of it all.
  • George Clooney, along with his well-groomed gang of merry thieves, are all too happy to coast on their combined starriness and lounge like catalogue models in exotic European locations.

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