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

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Roseanne Connor, the lead character in the ABC sitcom that became a megahit in its first revival season this year, is a different person from Roseanne Barr. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter remark undercuts the Americans she tried to lift up on her show," 29 May 2018 Photograph by Jonathan Nackstrand — AFP/Getty Images HBO has ordered a pilot for a prequel to its megahit series Game of Thrones, further clarifying its plans for continuing the fantasy series’ success after its final season in 2019. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Game of Thrones," 9 June 2018 The international megahits, the Cats successors, got good. Jesse Oxfeld, Town & Country, "How Cats Set the Stage for the Modern Mega-Musical," 1 Aug. 2016 If megahit Pokémon GO is any indicator, augmented reality – which layers virtual objects onto the real world – could make screen time even more addictive for some. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Apple’s About to Make Your iPhone Cooler (And Help You Use It Less)," 3 June 2018 The duo are masters of transforming ordinary houses into stunning dream homes on their megahit HGTV show Property Brothers., "Win Tickets to The Scott Brothers' House Party," 23 Aug. 2017 Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, its first treasury secretary and more recently the namesake character in a Broadway megahit. Drew Broach,, "Alexander Hamilton, 2 centuries after death, to receive honorary law degree," 20 Apr. 2018 But rarely has a character had such a strong personal impact on her as Celeste — the mother of two trying to navigate her way through an abusive relationship that Kidman so beautifully portrayed in HBO’s megahit miniseries Big Little Lies. Dave Quinn,, "Golden Globe Winner Nicole Kidman Felt 'Humiliated' Filming Big Little Lies' Abuse Scenes," 7 Jan. 2018 The Disney megahit, which has surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, features a black king of a highly-advanced African kingdom. Kevin Rector,, "Philanthropist couple take 165 Baltimore-area youth to see 'Black Panther'," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of megahit

1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of megahit

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

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