stardust

or star dust

[stahr-duhst]

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.

Origin of stardust

First recorded in 1835–45; star + dust
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British Dictionary definitions for stardust

stardust

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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