mega·​star ˈme-gə-ˌstär How to pronounce megastar (audio)
megastardom 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 Phil Quartararo, the former EMI, Virgin and Warner Bros. record mogul who helped break Paula Abdul, the Spice Girls, Linkin Park and numerous other pop megastars, died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles of cancer. Steve Knopper, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards 30th Anniversary - Trailer Of course, Halle Bailey wasn't the only megastar in attendance at the LACMA gala. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 6 Nov. 2023 Many more might have at least considered tempering the ambitious nature of an all-singing, all-dancing show that would be a physical challenge for any of today’s young pop megastars, let alone a 65-year-old pop veteran with strapping on her knee. Mark Sutherland, Variety, 14 Oct. 2023 Become a Subscriber In Dream Scenario, Cage is no megastar. David Sims, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2023 The pop megastar has structured her record-smashing concert tour as a chronological exploration of the chapters in her career, as defined by the releases of her studio albums. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2023 After the megastar singer attended Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears, eight-time Super Bowl winner Belichick, 71, poked fun at the fairytale romance between Swift and Kelce, both 33. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 There will be no shortage of rumors about what Ohtani will or will not do, or voices saying what the two-way megastar should or should not do. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 If so, that will be the third Chiefs game this season for the megastar. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of megastar was in 1969

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“Megastar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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