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

starlight

/ˈstɑːlʌɪt/