Definition of star-spangled in English:

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1Covered, glittering, or decorated with stars: the star-spangled horizon
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  • It makes me aware of my own mortality and I feel like a child looking into the vast, star-spangled night sky, feeling very small and insignificant.
  • With the canopy of a star-spangled sky, the frozen stillness of stone entrapping centuries of history, and the soft sound of the waters, it is truly an experience that belongs to the realm of the unforgettable.
  • I have stood on the summit of Ben Nevis in winter after completing a snow-and-ice climb, and looked down on the twinkling lights of Fort William, with a star-spangled firmament above.
1.1Impressively successful: a star-spangled career
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  • In a star-spangled career stretching nearly forty years Derek McCann has stonewalled every single team that has participated in Section One of the Northern Cricket Union.
  • So does Clark's star-spangled resume make him electable, or does his political inexperience doom him to defeat?
  • If you believe your children have a star-spangled future, give them nice straightforward, easy-to-spell names before they burden an entire generation with unfortunate handles.
1.2Used humorously with reference to the American national flag and a perceived American identity: star-spangled decency
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  • It moved Lady Bird Johnson to become an environmentalist and Jimmy Carter to build houses for the poor and it is a social patriotism which is star-spangled Americanism at its most authentic.
  • Specialists on American flag culture agree that the earliest roots of star-spangled sentiment lay not in the Revolution but in the country's second war with England.
  • Since the days of rousing Fourth of July orators on village greens, Americans have heard uplifting patriotic stories on this star-spangled holiday.

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