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 Maintaining his matter-of-fact means to an end, Brannen didn't talk up the stage created by an ESPN broadcast and a contest against a likely future NBA lottery draft pick in freshman forward Precious Achiuwa and a former NBA megastar in Hardaway. Fletcher Page,, "Cincinnati basketball and No. 22 Memphis meet with validation on the line," 16 Jan. 2020 Bad Boys would exceed expectations and make more than $140 million at the box office, putting Smith on the trajectory to become a megastar. Derek Lawrence,, "A Bad Boy for Life: Martin Lawrence on his struggles with fame and return to the spotlight," 16 Jan. 2020 The online video megastar, who has 102 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, often vlogs about video games and memes. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Controversial YouTube star PewDiePie taking a break in 2020," 16 Dec. 2019 On the album front, J-pop megastars Arashi lead by a long shot with their greatest-hits collection, 5×20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019, which sold over 2.15 million CDs. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Kenshi Yonezu's 'Lemon' Logs Historic Second Year at No. 1 on Billboard Japan's 2019 Year-End Charts," 5 Dec. 2019 Plott then concedes that, judged by his recent work, the Fox News megastar has at least partially squandered that excuse. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "You Know What Tucker Carlson Believes," 17 Dec. 2019 Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade was nominated in 2016 for Emmys in the categories of outstanding variety special and outstanding directing for a variety special, but the megastar notably did not attend the awards ceremonies that year. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Beyonce's 'Homecoming' Snubbed at Creative Arts Show," 15 Sep. 2019 To raise money, the Bourbon Room’s owner, Dennis (Matt Ban), gets the megastar band Arsenal to play there before its singer, the preening Stacee Jaxx (PJ Griffith), takes off for a solo career. New York Times, "Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact," 4 July 2019 Picture her performing for stadium crowds, a megastar with big brown eyes and short shorts, the dream girl of a generation, taking on folk, rock, pop, country, Latin music and American standards. Washington Post, "2019 Kennedy Center Honors: ‘Sesame Street,’ Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Tilson Thomas," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2020

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“Megastar.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 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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a feeling of well-being or elation

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