mega·​star | \ˈme-gə-ˌstär \

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megastardom \-​dəm \ 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

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Yes, even megastars like to get comfy too, as proven by Selena’s latest cozy-chic ensemble. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Steps Out in Matching Red Sweatsuit," 29 Sep. 2018 The Blonde Salad founder, designer, and fashion it-girl Chiara Ferragni married longtime boyfriend, Italian megastar rapper Fedez, in what is probably 2018's most epic wedding. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Wore Three Dior Haute Couture Looks For Her Epic Wedding in Italy," 2 Sep. 2018 Taylor Swift, pop’s megastar, may seem invincible: her latest album Reputation is a knowing mediation with a wink at her own fame, after all. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Taylor Swift Shares Her Worst Nightmare In an Interview with Rock Muse Pattie Boyd," 10 July 2018 With arts coverage shrinking, music critics and journalists have an economic incentive to chase web traffic by writing positively about megastars, experts say. Neil Shah, WSJ, "What Happened to the Negative Music Review?," 13 Aug. 2017 Read on for a short history of Mr. Trump’s mostly-nonmutual admiration of the British megastar. Amanda Svachula, New York Times, "Record Breaking or Not, Trump Crowds Get Elton John on Repeat," 6 July 2018 In the past, the NBA has often gone with megastars for the music in such spots, with the likes of Coldplay or Timbaland being commissioned to provide sound. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Juliet Roberts Q&A: ‘Finally Mine’ Singer Discusses New NBA Finals Spot," 18 May 2018 Drake’s commercial run also ties him with veteran megastars like Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Madonna, U2, and Eminem, who all also have eight No. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "Drake's 2018 Has Been Huge. But Is He the Biggest Rapper Ever?," 13 July 2018 Authorities say the eccentric megastar, who lived in Minneapolis and had a penchant for the color purple, died after unknowingly taking a counterfeit painkiller that contained fentanyl. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Pop singer Prince unknowingly OD'd on fentanyl-laced drug: report," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of megastar

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

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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