Meaning outstanding, wonderful, better than everything else, stellar is a word of praise or excitement. Thomas Edison invented many things, but his stellar achievement might have been the light bulb.

Stellar literally means "like a star." When it comes time for your debut on Broadway, you will sure hope that the reviews say that you delivered a stellar performance. You could also use stellar to talk about actual stars, of course, or you could even blend the two: enjoy the stellar beauty of your beloved under the stellar light of a moonless night.

Definitions of stellar
  1. adjective
    being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
    stellar light”
    synonyms: astral
  2. adjective
    distinguished from others in excellence
    synonyms: outstanding
    of high or superior quality or performance
  3. adjective
    indicating the most important performer or role
    “a stellar role”
    “a stellar performance”
    synonyms: leading, prima, star, starring
    of greater importance or stature or rank
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