Definition of starlight in English:

starlight

noun

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

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

starlight

/ˈstɑːlʌɪt/