adjective (starrier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. adorned with stars; especially star-studded b. of, relating to, or consisting of stars ; stellar c. shining like stars ; sparkling d. having parts arranged like the rays of a star ; stellate 2. as high as or seemingly as high as the stars <
starry speculations
3. starry-eyed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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