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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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 In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Washington Post, "Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit," 18 Mar. 2018 In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Kristen De Groot, Fox News, "Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit," 18 Mar. 2018 In the last couple of years, he’s visited more than 300 schools around the country, sometimes startling students who had written him fan letters with surprise visits in front of their lockers. Alexandra Alter, New York Times, "Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?," 30 Jan. 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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