starlight

[ stahr-lahyt ]
/ ˈstɑrˌlaɪt /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for starlight

starlight

/ (ˈstɑːˌlaɪt) /

noun

the light emanating from the stars

adjective Also: starlighted

of or like starlight
Also: starlit (ˈstɑːˌlɪt) illuminated by starlight
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Word Origin and History for starlight

starlight


n.

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

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