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star turn

noun

Simple Definition of star turn

  • : a performance or role in a movie, play, etc., that is done by a star or that makes someone become a star

  • : the most important or successful person or thing in a group (such a sports team)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of star turn

chiefly British

  1. :  the featured skit or number in a theatrical production; broadly :  the most widely publicized person or item in a group

Examples of star turn in a sentence

  1. She was nominated for an Oscar for her star turn as a single mother raising three children alone.

  2. She was the star turn in yesterday's game.



1898

First Known Use of star turn

1898


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