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.

Words that rhyme with starry

askari, Bari, Cagliari, calamari, Campari, charivari, curare, Ferrari, Harare, Kalahari, Mari, Mata Hari, Qatari, Rastafari, safari, sari, Scutari, shikari, sparry, Stradivari, tamari, terramare, Vasari, Zanzibari

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