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starlight

[stahr-lahyt]
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noun
  1. the light emanating from the stars.

Origin of starlight

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at star, light1
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  • She was like the falling of this starlight, pure, aloof, and strange and gentle.

  • There was no moon, but the starlight was so brilliant that the snow crystals glistened in it.

  • I want you to come out and have a walk on the deck now in the starlight.

  • It was a clear, starlight night, and they had resolved to walk home together.

  • Wheeled in the starlight, and fled away into distance and silence.

    Poems

    William D. Howells


British Dictionary definitions for starlight

starlight

noun
  1. the light emanating from the stars
adjective Also: starlighted
  1. of or like starlight
  2. Also: starlit (ˈstɑːˌlɪt) illuminated by starlight
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Word Origin and History for starlight

n.

late 14c., from star (n.) + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper