Definition of starry in English:

starry

Syllabification: star·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈstärē
 
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adjective (starrier, starriest)

  • 1Full of or lit by stars: a starry sky
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    • 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.

Derivatives

starriness

noun
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  • 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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