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stellar

stel·lar

stellar

 
pronunciation:
ste lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or resembling a star or stars.
Stellar brightness is measured on a scale of magnitude.
synonyms:
astral
similar words:
celestial, sidereal
definition 2: brilliant; outstanding.
This stellar gymnast was expected to win the gold medal.The opera company gave a stellar performance last night.
synonyms:
brilliant, outstanding
similar words:
dazzling, exceptional, magnificent, marvelous, stunning, superior
Word Parts
The word stellar contains the following parts:
stell Latin root that means star
synonyms:
astr, aster, astro
 
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.