mega·​hit ˈme-gə-ˌhit How to pronounce megahit (audio)
: something (such as a motion picture) that is extremely successful

Examples of megahit in a Sentence

His latest movie was a megahit. the band's latest album is a megahit
Recent Examples on the Web The series is also a love story with a controversial ending, as millions who read the megahit novel by David Nicholls or watched the disappointing film adaptation starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess are already well aware. TIME, 6 Feb. 2024 Ortega, 21, found herself a first-time nominee at the Emmys this year thanks to her megahit series Wednesday. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Swift — who is a big fan of the ballroom bash and has previously performed on the show — is currently wrapping up the South American leg of her megahit Eras Tour. Anna Chan, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2023 The megahit Paramount Network show will resume production on the final episodes of its fifth and final season in late spring 2024. Joe Otterson, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 The document, reportedly agreed at an extraordinary meeting in 2016, sounds like something straight out of the HBO megahit Succession, where the Roy siblings duel it out for both their father Logan’s affections and, more importantly, his media empire. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 15 Nov. 2023 Shows, save for maybe megahits like Stranger Things, start to lose their ability to attract new subscribers after a certain number of years, and their value goes down. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 McCallum’s opening lines serve as a definitive aspect of the hip-hop megahit. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 25 Sep. 2023 Ally McBeal If one of your favorite parts of Suits is the romantic entanglements that develop in the workplace, the '90s megahit Ally McBeal is right for you. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of megahit was in 1977

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“Megahit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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mega·​hit ˈmeg-ə-ˌhit How to pronounce megahit (audio)
: something (as a movie) that is extremely successful
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