stardust

or star dust

[ stahr-duhst ]
/ ˈstɑrˌdʌst /

noun

(not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust.
a naively romantic quality: There was stardust in her eyes.

Nearby words

  1. starch syrup,
  2. starch-reduced,
  3. starched,
  4. starchy,
  5. stardom,
  6. stare,
  7. stare decisis,
  8. stare down,
  9. stare in the face,
  10. stare out

Origin of stardust

First recorded in 1835–45; star + dust

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British Dictionary definitions for stardust

stardust

/ (ˈstɑːˌdʌst) /

noun

dusty material found between the stars
a large number of distant stars appearing to the observer as a cloud of dust
a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality or feeling
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