stardust


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star·dust

 (stär′dŭst′)
n.
1. Charm or attractiveness that stems from celebrity and tends to forestall criticism: "The relative unknowns ... bring enough style [to the musical] to make up for any perceived lack of stardust" (Charles Isherwood).
2. A dreamlike, romantic, or uncritical sense of well-being.
3.
a. Dust formed in very hot gasses ejected from stellar atmospheres or in supernova explosions.
b. A cluster of stars too distant to be seen individually, resembling a dimly luminous cloud of dust. Not in scientific use.
c. Minute particles of matter that fall to Earth from the stars. Not in scientific use.
Idiom:
have stardust in (one's) eyes
To be uncritically or unrealistically optimistic.

stardust

(ˈstɑːˌdʌst)
n
1. (Astronomy) dusty material found between the stars
2. a large number of distant stars appearing to the observer as a cloud of dust
3. a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality or feeling

star′dust`

or star′ dust`,



n.
1. (not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust.
2. a naively romantic quality.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stardust - a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality
romance, romanticism - an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Translations

stardust

[ˈstɑːdʌst] N (fig) → encanto m, embeleso m

stardust

n
(Astron) → Sternnebel m
(= naïvely romantic quality) there was stardust in her eyesin ihrem Blick lag etwas Naiv-Romantisches
(= charisma)Ausstrahlung feines Stars
References in classic literature ?
In spite of all that has happened since, I still remember that vigil very distinctly: the black and silent observatory, the shadowed lantern throwing a feeble glow upon the floor in the corner, the steady ticking of the clockwork of the tele- scope, the little slit in the roof--an oblong profundity with the stardust streaked across it.
But its lustre gleamed upon the ceiling; the exquisite texture of its wings brushed against that earthly medium; and a sparkle or two, as of stardust, floated downward and lay glimmering on the carpet.
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SINGER and actor Alvin Stardust has died at the age of 72.
were last night tardust after he lost his battle with cancer TRIBUTES were last night paid to Alvin Stardust after he lost his battle with cancer at the age of 72.
TRIBUTES have been paid to singer and actor Alvin Stardust who has died aged 72 after a short illness.
SINGER and actor Alvin Stardust died yesterday aged 72 after a short illness.
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