mega·​star | \ ˈme-gə-ˌstär How to pronounce megastar (audio) \

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megastardom \ ˈme-​gə-​ˌstär-​dəm How to pronounce megastardom (audio) \ noun

Examples of megastar in a Sentence

even a cast of megastars couldn't keep the would-be blockbuster from fizzling at the box office
Recent Examples on the Web In turn Marquee is everything that a megastar like Scott looks for in a residency. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, "Travis Scott Returns to Marquee Las Vegas for Exclusive Nightclub Residency," 2 July 2019 The marching bands of early shows gave way to Up With People — an educational organization — and eventually to theatrical spectacles and concerts from megastars. Kevin Draper, New York Times, "Shakira? J. Lo? This Halftime Show Had Snakes and Indiana Jones," 30 Jan. 2020 Sure, Sheeran has collaborated with almost every megastar -- Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift -- but this might just be his greatest pairing yet. Kirsten Spruch, Billboard, "Introducing 'Edchup,' The New Condiment From Ed Sheeran & Heinz Ketchup," 6 June 2019 During the Super Bowl halftime performance, megastars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira also paid their respects. Chevaz Clarke, CBS News, "Here's how the NFL paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl LIV," 3 Feb. 2020 With five Grammy nominations at this year’s award ceremony, Finneas O’Connell‘s name is at the tip of everybody’s tongues — but mostly in relation to younger sister and pop megastar Billie Eilish. Diane J. Cho,, "Who Is Finneas? Everything You Need to Know About Billie Eilish's Brother, a First-Time Grammy Nominee," 24 Jan. 2020 Her persona is head-on in a way that solves our current megastar crises. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Will Lizzo Rule the Grammys Like She Owned 2019?," 23 Jan. 2020 Lopez and Shakira are the latest megastars to headline the halftime show, with Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi fronting the 2019 show. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami," 16 Jan. 2020 Lopez’s glam Golden Globes ensembles are just two of hundreds of standout style moments in the megastar’s pantheon of fierce fashion looks. Jen Juneau,, "Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Sexy White Feathered Second Look at Golden Globes with Alex Rodriguez," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Megastar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of megastar

informal : a very famous and successful performer (such as an actor or an athlete)

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