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adj. star·ri·er, star·ri·est
1. Marked or set with stars or starlike objects.
2. Shining or glittering like stars.
3. Shaped like a star.
4. Illuminated by stars; starlit.
5. Of, relating to, or coming from the stars; stellar.

star′ri·ness n.


adj, -rier or -riest
1. filled, covered with, or illuminated by stars
2. (Astronomy) of, like, or relating to a star or stars
ˈstarrily adv
ˈstarriness n


(ˈstɑr i)

adj. -ri•er, -ri•est.
1. abounding with stars: a starry night.
2. of, pertaining to, or proceeding from the stars.
3. of the nature of or consisting of stars: starry worlds.
4. star-shaped; stellate.
5. shining like stars.
star′ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.starry - abounding with or resembling stars; "a starry night"; "starry illumination"
starless - not starry; having no stars or starlike objects; "dark starless nights"
مُرَصَّع بالنُّجوم
stjörnubjartur; bjartur, blikandi


[ˈstɑːrɪ] ADJ (starrier (compar) (starriest (superl))) → sembrado de estrellas


[ˈstɑːri] adj [sky] → étoilé(e)starry-eyed [ˌstɑːriˈaɪd] adj
(= idealistic) → idéaliste
(= innocent) → innocent(e)
(from wonder)éberlué(e)
(from love)éperdument amoureux/euseStars and Stripes npl
the Stars and Stripes → la bannière étoiléestar sign nsigne m du zodiaque
What star sign are you?
BUT De quel signe êtes-vous?.Star-Spangled Banner n
the Star-Spangled Banner → la bannière étoilée


adj (+er) nightstern(en)klar; eyesstrahlend, leuchtend; starry skySternenhimmel m


[ˈstɑːrɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → stellato/a


(staː) noun
1. the fixed bodies in the sky, which are really distant suns. The Sun is a star, and the Earth is one of its planets.
2. any of the bodies in the sky appearing as points of light. The sky was full of stars.
3. an object, shape or figure with a number of pointed rays, usually five or six, often used as a means of marking quality etc. The teacher stuck a gold star on the child's neat exercise book; a four-star hotel.
4. a leading actor or actress or other well-known performer eg in sport etc. a film/television star; a football star; (also adjective) She has had many star rôles in films.
verbpast tense, past participle starred
1. to play a leading role in a play, film etc. She has starred in two recent films.
2. (of a film etc) to have (a certain actor etc) as its leading performer. The film starred Elvis Presley.
ˈstardom noun
the state of being a famous performer. to achieve stardom.
ˈstarry adjective
full of or shining like stars. a starry night; starry eyes.
ˈstarfish noun
a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.


a juicy, yellow, oblong, tropical fruit, which, when cut across, is start-shaped.
ˈstarlight noun
the light from the stars.
ˈstarlit adjective
bright with stars. a starlit night.
star turn
the most successful or spectacular performance or item (in a show etc). The acrobats were the star turn of the evening.
see stars
to see flashes of light as a result of a hard blow on the head.
thank one's lucky stars
to be grateful for one's good luck.
References in classic literature ?
All beneath the fantastic limbs and ragged tree tops, which were, here and there, dimly painted against the starry zenith, lay alike in shadowed obscurity.
Nor when expandingly lifted by your subject, can you fail to trace out great whales in the starry heavens, and boats in pursuit of them; as when long filled with thoughts of war the Eastern nations saw armies locked in battle among the clouds.
He called one to him in the grey morning watch, when the day was just breaking, and taking his hand, said that while in Nantucket he had chanced to see certain little canoes of dark wood, like the rich war-wood of his native isle; and upon inquiry, he had learned that all whalemen who died in Nantucket, were laid in those same dark canoes, and that the fancy of being so laid had much pleased him; for it was not unlike the custom of his own race, who, after embalming a dead warrior, stretched him out in his canoe, and so left him to be floated away to the starry archipelagoes; for not only do they believe that the stars are isles, but that far beyond all visible horizons, their own mild, uncontinented seas, interflow with the blue heavens; and so form the white breakers of the milky way.
No sooner had twilight, that hour of romance, began to lower her blue and starry banner over the lattice, than I rose, opened the piano, and entreated him, for the love of heaven, to give me a song.
My dear Copperfield, she is the only starry spot in a miserable existence.
At the same moment Nicolete's starry eyes took the same direction; then there broke from her her lovely laughter, merry and inextinguishable.
Th' ascending pile Stood fixt her stately highth, and strait the dores Op'ning thir brazen foulds discover wide Within, her ample spaces, o're the smooth And level pavement: from the arched roof Pendant by suttle Magic many a row Of Starry Lamps and blazing Cressets fed With Naphtha and ASPHALTUS yeilded light As from a sky.
But you and a fine starry night would make a fool of any man.
Where the huge velarium that Nero had stretched across the Colosseum at Rome, that Titan sail of purple on which was represented the starry sky, and Apollo driving a chariot drawn by white, gilt-reined steeds?
And from this marvellous union shall come forth to the light of the world brave whelps that shall rival the ravening claws of their valiant father; and this shall come to pass ere the pursuer of the flying nymph shall in his swift natural course have twice visited the starry signs.
It is almost too beautiful to leave," she waved her hand in a comprehensive gesture which took in the starry heavens, the great moon, the broad, silvered plain, and the dense shadows in the distance, that marked the jungle.
It was a starry night, with a bright gleam along the eastern edge of the sky, where the moon was soon going to show herself.