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[stahr-lit] /ˈstɑr lɪt/
lighted by the stars:
a starlit night.
Sometimes, starlighted [stahr-lahy-tid] /ˈstɑrˌlaɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA).
Origin of starlit
First recorded in 1820-30; star + lit1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She sought consolation from the breast of Nature and found none; she sought it in the starlit skies, and oh!

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
  • It was answered by Endora, peering out into the starlit night.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • He looked musingly at the moonlit waters, musingly at the starlit sky.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • The night was still and starlit, the air keen and thin as a knife-blade.

    A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
  • Maria sat awhile gazing out of the window at the starlit sky in a sort of blank of realization, of adjustment.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • She had been longing to sing, many an evening on the starlit lagoons, and she had not dared.

    A Venetian June Anna Fuller
  • Sight is the noblest sense, and the starlit sky is the most sublime object we can behold.

  • I remember the scent of the lilacs––I remember the dusk––the starlit sky.

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