Definition of stardust in English:


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  • (especially in the context of success in the world of entertainment or sports) a magical or charismatic quality or feeling.

    ‘a gang of Hollywood stars anointing us with sparkling stardust’
    • ‘The comedy circuit on the Fringe has been a trading floor, with television and radio producers buying talent and sprinkling stardust over performers.’
    • ‘Tinseltown magic sprinkled its stardust to cast a spell over Southampton, lending the city some of the glamour and glitz of a Hollywood premiere last night.’
    • ‘It's a sign of an important shift when a leader needs to sprinkle the electoral stardust of Mr Kinnock over a speech.’
    • ‘His enemies must now accept this was not a one-off: he sprinkled stardust all last week.’
    • ‘He coaches on the show and will soon be sprinkling some stardust on her debut album.’
    • ‘These are real, warm, outspoken women, who should have had a word with Curtis, before he morphed into Hughes and sprinkled stardust in their eyes.’
    • ‘They achieve this by offering us ludicrous caricatures of designers, while calculating that just enough design stardust will simultaneously adhere to their products to make the connection worthwhile.’
    • ‘That great sprinkling of stardust over a plausibly assumed ‘ordinariness’ with which we identify is what chemistry is all about.’
    • ‘An experienced financial journalist, Jamieson also hopes to contribute some of his stardust to the Scottish Policies Institute, the right-wing think tank set up by the Barclay brothers and sidekick Andrew Neil.’
    • ‘It was also responsible for one of the most unedifying episodes in modern politics, as Labour grandees sucked up to the label's founder, Alan McGee, in the hope that a little of Britpop's stardust would rub off.’
    • ‘With the Sun warming your aura, cheerleader Mars egging you on and generous Jupiter strewing your path with stardust, you Cancerians are this month's lucky ducks.’
    • ‘On television, senior Labour figures - including John Prescott, the party's deputy leader - were giddy with excitement about this sprinkling of showbiz stardust.’
    • ‘That people with literary ambitions nowadays believe it to be one of the perks of the job: there they are, or there they feel they should be, on the screen, well-sprinkled with stardust?’
    • ‘And for a third, Ewan McGregor will be attending the opening of the film at the UGC Fountainpark to scatter the event with some badly-needed stardust.’
    • ‘The presence of Pierce Brosnan to pick up an award for outstanding contribution to Irish cinema may add a bit of stardust to the prizegiving, but the contenders are underwhelming.’
    • ‘He might have never made it to superstardom in Bollywood, but this has not stopped him from chasing glittering stardust dreams elsewhere.’
    • ‘Can makeovers, borrowed ideas and a sprinkling of stardust make Howard a winner, or will Boris Johnson become the party's Schwarzenegger?’
    • ‘Despite the glitz, Esther's life wasn't all stardust.’
    • ‘It is the lure of celebrity, the dazzle of stardust, the yearning for intimacy with the famous that are the most powerful commercial forces in the world today.’
    • ‘Adding a dash of stardust will be Bollywood actresses Urmila Matondkar and Amisha Patel.’



/ˈstärˌdəst/ /ˈstɑrˌdəst/