[ stahr-ee ]
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adjective,star·ri·er, star·ri·est.
  1. abounding with stars: a starry night.

  2. of, relating to, or proceeding from the stars.

  1. of the nature of or consisting of stars: starry worlds.

  2. resembling a star; star-shaped or stellate.

  3. shining like stars: starry reflections on the dark water.

Origin of starry

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at star, -y1

Other words from starry

  • star·ri·ness, noun

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How to use starry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for starry


/ (ˈstɑːrɪ) /

adjective-rier or -riest
  1. filled, covered with, or illuminated by stars

  2. of, like, or relating to a star or stars

Derived forms of starry

  • starrily, adverb
  • starriness, noun

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