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 Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company, with which Godwin has a long collaborative relationship, set an aspirational template with its megahit commercial adaptation of Matilda ten years ago. Lee Seymour, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Sony’s studios growing from small to megahit producers took a decade, in some instances. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 WarnerMedia has sold the broadcast television syndication rights for Young Sheldon, the prequel to the Chuck Lorre megahit The Big Bang Theory, in over 90 percent of the United Stations. Marc Berman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 There was already HBO Max's House of Ho, Bravo's Family Karma, and Netflix's Singapore Social, all premiering after 2018's megahit Crazy Rich Asians, by the time Netflix introduced us to Bling Empire. Rachel Yang,, 23 Feb. 2021 Another breed of intellectually curious and socially alienated young citizens would emerge on a platform that could be considered Japan’s last megahit of the twentieth century: the Web site 2channel. Matt Alt, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2020 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, 21 May 2020 Aggressive cost cutting has blackened JLR's balance sheets, but the company needs a megahit. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 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, 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of megahit

1977, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2021

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“Megahit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of megahit

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

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