mega·​hit | \ ˈme-gə-ˌhit How to pronounce megahit (audio) \

Definition of megahit

: something (such as a motion picture) that is extremely successful

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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 streaming giant seems to be leaning hard into action movies with big-name stars, given this film and last month's megahit, Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Charlize Theron is a badass immortal in action-packed The Old Guard trailer," 21 May 2020 Aggressive cost cutting has blackened JLR's balance sheets, but the company needs a megahit. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Land Rover Defender 80 Will Be Small, Affordable, but Still Rugged," 16 Apr. 2020 The megahit Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial to their at-home workout app that includes yoga, HIIT, stretching, and best of all, no bike required. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 ways tech can help you stay sane while you stay home," 26 Mar. 2020 Gaten Matarazzo III, who plays Dustin on the Netflix megahit, was born with cleidocranial dysplasia, or CCD, a rare disorder which primarily affects growth of teeth and collarbones. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "'Stranger Things' actor raises public awareness of rare bone disease," 20 Feb. 2020 Everything about the megahit competition singing show The Masked Singer is outrageous. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "The Security Measures on 'The Masked Singer' Are Almost As Wild As The Show Itself," 31 Jan. 2020 Some of the most popular videos uploaded by YouTube megahit Ryan’s World (then Ryan’s Toy Review) were of science experiments conducted by then 3-year-old Ryan. Kelly Kessler, Wired, "Streaming Giants Need Shows Like Schoolhouse Rock," 13 Jan. 2020 It’s currently topping the lists for both all games and digital downloads for the Nintendo Switch, beating out recent releases from two megahit series, Dragon Quest and The Legend of Zelda. Kriston Capps, The Atlantic, "The Viral Video Game Where You Play a Horrible Goose," 5 Oct. 2019 The company knows these won't be a megahit, and a spokesperson says that's OK. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of megahit

1977, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2020

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“Megahit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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informal : something (such as a movie) that is extremely successful

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