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See also: Starry
From Middle English sterry, equivalent to star + -y.
starry (comparative starrier, superlative starriest)
- Having stars visible.
- Synonym: stelliferous
- Alyssa stared out of her window at the starry night sky.
- Resembling or shaped like a star.
- 1832, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Heath's Book of Beauty, 1833, The Enchantress, page 21:
- I shrank from the starry waters as they rose to my lip, but a power stronger than my will compelled me to their taste.
- 1904, Flora and Sylva, volume 2, page 90:
- An old shrub long grown in gardens for its irregular yellow flowers of peculiar starry shape, coming from October to December.
- Full of stars or celebrities.
- Synonym: star-studded
- Despite a starry cast, the film performed poorly at the box office.
- 2022 October 5, Michael Paulson, “Suzan-Lori Parks Is on Broadway, Off Broadway and Everywhere Else”, in The New York Times:
- A starry 20th-anniversary revival of “Topdog/Underdog,” her Pulitzer Prize-winning fable about two brothers, three-card monte and one troubling inheritance, is in previews on Broadway.
having stars visible
shaped like a star
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