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

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megastardom \ ˈme-​gə-​ˌstär-​dəm How to pronounce megastar (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 During the most recent reveal, Grisham teased ESBC to unveil a megastar as part of the next episode's roster. Brian Mazique, Forbes, "ESBC Roster Update: Vasily Lomachenko And More Added To Upcoming Boxing Game," 6 Apr. 2021 To top it all off, Nifty’s is part of a consortium presenting NFTs from artworld megastar Damien Hirst. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Biz Stone and Mark Cuban are backing an Instagram for NFTs," 31 Mar. 2021 The James brand continues to grow exponentially, as the now Los Angeles Lakers megastar adds another business asset to his portfolio. Christian Red, Forbes, "NBA Star LeBron James Becomes A Part Owner Of Boston Red Sox, According To Report," 17 Mar. 2021 That group includes at least one sports megastar, someone who expressed her curiosity in early January while shooting alongside Corden. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Why Marcus Rashford Is the New Prince of England," 9 Mar. 2021 Never mind that the weary Bullets were swept in the NBA Finals by the Milwaukee Bucks and their megastar, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. Mike Klingaman,, "Retro Baltimore: 50 years ago, the Bullets took it to the Knicks," 11 Mar. 2021 The new Netflix series is meant to be a celebration of the strength and tenacity of women, but megastar Taylor Swift doesn't see it that way. Ineye Komonibo,, "Taylor Swift Responds To “Lazy, Deeply Sexist” Netflix Joke," 1 Mar. 2021 Perry and Eilish even had a heart-to-heart, with the veteran megastar offering to talk to Eilish whenever the newly famous singer needed to vent or seek advice. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, "Billie Eilish’s New Doc ‘The World’s a Little Blurry’: 8 Things We Learned," 26 Feb. 2021 What happened to the offensive megastar that Donovan Mitchell became in the bubble? Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Jazz’s offense struggles again in loss to Phoenix Suns, but they say all the necessary fixes are already in place," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2021

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“Megastar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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