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.
A VALENTINE'S Day vigil and protest will be held on Wednesday in memory of the Stardust fire tragedy victims.
Recorded with a symphonic orchestra, a mixed vocal ensemble, and a wide range of synthesizers, Stardust is a cosmically inspired, space-themed album by award-winning New Age pianist, keyboardist, and composer Kerani.
com)-- A unique shade solution, the Stardust boasts a contemporary star-shaped canopy inspired by geometrics as well as celestial bodies.
Modeling interconnectedness, the narrative of "Stardust Child" follows the poetic form of "The House That Jack Built," substituting such narrative clues as follows: "This is the stardust that made the atoms of the farmer who milks the cow that makes the milk that Stardust Child drinks.
Bowie strutted on to the stage dressed as Ziggy Stardust while his band struck up a tremendous sound.
FRIENDS and family gathered to say their final goodbyes to glam rock star Alvin Stardust at the Swansea church where he married his wife 22 years ago.
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.
Stardust was born Bernard William Jewry, in London, in 1942, and enjoyed a career that spanned more than halfa-century, performing first in the early 1960s under the stage name Shane Fenton.
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.