Definition of starlight in English:



  • [mass noun] The light that comes from the stars.

    ‘his face looked pale in the starlight’
    ‘the telescope separates starlight into its spectral components’
    • ‘Imagine every night going to sleep under bright starlight and being woken each morning by the sun shining warmly on your face.’
    • ‘Outside, a trio of the famous machines gleamed by starlight.’
    • ‘The tower's rough surface is illuminated by starlight and is silhouetted against the background glow of more distant gas.’
    • ‘Is the red-shift of starlight actually due to universe expansion, or could there be another cause?’
    • ‘The atmosphere of Pluto might also be detected using eclipses: eclipses of the third kind, starlight being used to probe its properties.’
    • ‘You would have to produce a master's certificate and prove you could navigate by starlight before they would let you loose around the coast.’
    • ‘Rendezvous was a beautiful city, and even more so when bathed in starlight.’
    • ‘For the first time, scientists have detailed evidence that an animal can see color by starlight.’
    • ‘They were amazed at the bright twinkling pattern of starlight as it shone through the window.’
    • ‘Sharks have excellent eyesight that is particularly good at detecting movement in low-light conditions such as starlight.’
    • ‘That kind of interaction helps probe the structure of objects between the source of starlight and observers on Earth.’
    • ‘The dust would redden their outgoing starlight, thereby making them look like an older stellar population.’
    • ‘The light in the image comes from starlight from the central star reflected by dust particles.’
    • ‘According to Einstein, the Sun's powerful gravity would deflect starlight passing near its rim.’
    • ‘When starlight is split into a spectrum, dark lines indicate chemicals in the star's atmosphere.’
    • ‘The wind blew outside; the house was dark and lit only by starlight.’
    • ‘He woke to moonlight and starlight and the glowing end of Toby's cigar.’
    • ‘Here your nighttime walk on the sand is not by starlight, but by electric sky glow.’
    • ‘The absorption nebula contains dust that scatters starlight and hides stars from our view.’
    • ‘The sky was bright with moonlight, with starlight, with the red tint of blazes, and with the black smudge of smoke.’
    illumination, brightness, luminescence, luminosity, shining, gleaming, gleam, brilliance, radiance, lustre, glowing, glow, blaze, glare, dazzle
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