Definition of starry in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstɑːri

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.
2 informal Relating to stars in the world of entertainment: the series had the benefit of a starry cast
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  • Any reasonably sensible person who had seen the movie would know that a stage adaptation couldn't possibly work, but that, apparently, didn't prevent a number of starry names from signing up to the project.
  • Despite a starry cast - Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver - the film's try at myth-making makes it ponderous.
  • Mark Elder conducts a starry cast, led by Simon Keenlyside and Vesselina Kasarova, with a rare cameo appearance (in London) by the veteran Renato Bruson.



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  • It blooms about March 20th here, slight and silver-gray in the bud, but opening out starrily in warm sunshine to reveal the warmer colour of the inner sepals and the hot orange stigmata.
  • It is witty, surface-clever, starrily cast, and wholly British.
  • Though not as starrily cast, and by no means perfect, this Barber is packed with razor sharp humour, and the musical standards are very high.


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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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