fan letter


Definition of fan letter

: a letter sent to a public figure by an admirer

Examples of fan letter in a Sentence

She sent a fan letter to her favorite star.

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Photo: Federal Communications Commission The FCC also got the fan letter from a Patrick Corbett of New York. Paul Overberg, WSJ, "The NFL’s Other Problem: Fake Fans Lobbying for the Blackout," 7 Sep. 2018 The show was immediately popular; at one point, Mr. Sarkisian was receiving 8,000 fan letters a month, each of which was answered by him or his wife. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Leo Sarkisian, who brought African music to listeners around the world, dies at 97," 30 June 2018 Later, when presented with cover letters bearing Mr. Swann’s signature, his executive assistant, Monica Morita, said Mr. Swann authorized them to accompany the fan letters. Paul Overberg, WSJ, "The NFL’s Other Problem: Fake Fans Lobbying for the Blackout," 7 Sep. 2018 That's when the time capsule's contents — including fan letters, a cassette recording of the Market Square Arena concert, a book of Elvis tour photos and a catalog promoting Graceland — is scheduled to be opened. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "You can now find Elvis Presley final-concert plaque amid shiny new spots on Market Street," 26 June 2018 This is no mere fan letter; no mere exercise in soft-core intellectual erotica constructed for your amusement. Elisa Albert, Longreads, "Etta or Bessie or Dora or Rose," 24 May 2018 Meanwhile, O'Brien and company have handed over hundreds of fan letters to the Ann Arbor School Board, hoping to show there's wide support for the street-naming idea. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "WCSX to play 24 hours of Bob Seger as Ann Arbor street effort goes on," 31 May 2018 But the show also got fan letters from many black readers who were grateful to receive any representation and who credited the actors with doing realistic dialect. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "My Epiphany About the Problem With Apu," 14 Apr. 2018 After yet a second cancellation, a fan letter-writing campaign led to the show’s revival. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "They’re Back! Murphy Brown and Cagney & Lacey Return to the Small Screen in the #MeToo Era," 30 Mar. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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: a letter sent to a famous person by a fan

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