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[stahr-spang-guh ld] /ˈstɑrˌspæŋ gəld/
spangled with stars.
Informal. made up of or attended by celebrities, distinguished or illustrious persons, etc.:
a star-spangled reception.
Origin of star-spangled
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • O, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

  • “I will make him a star-spangled pig,” Paul shouted to Mr. Chrome.

  • The world about my feet was as fair and full of mystic charm as the moon-glorified, star-spangled heaven.

    Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman Willie Walker Caldwell
  • That will go down in history as the star-spangled act of the century.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Slowly the star-spangled banner uplifts; half-way the two linger in one another's folds.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
British Dictionary definitions for star-spangled


marked or decorated with stars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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