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

Definition of megahit

: 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
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First Known Use of megahit

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of megahit was in 1977

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“Megahit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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