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celebrity

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noun, ce·leb·ri·ty \sə-ˈle-brə-tē\

Simple Definition of celebrity

  • : the state of being famous or celebrated

  • : a person who is famous

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of celebrity

plural celebrities

  1. 1 :  the state of being celebrated :  fame

  2. 2 :  a famous or celebrated person

Examples of celebrity in a sentence

  1. The actress lived a life of celebrity.

  2. There were many celebrities at the party.



14th Century

First Known Use of celebrity

14th century



CELEBRITY Defined for Kids

celebrity

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noun ce·leb·ri·ty \sə-ˈle-brə-tē\

Definition of celebrity for Students

plural celebrities

  1. 1 :  fame

  2. 2 :  a famous person





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