Etymology
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starry (adj.)

late 14c., from star (n.) + -y (2). Starry-eyed "unrealistically optimistic" is attested from 1884; earlier descriptive of bright eyes. Related: Starrily; starriness.

updated on November 25, 2013

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Definitions of starry from WordNet

starry (adj.)
abounding with or resembling stars;
a starry night
starry illumination
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