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

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Pelinka later inked James Harden, and for a short time Kevin Durant, gaining more access to the minds of megastars. Lee Jenkins,, "Summer of Showtime: Why All Eyes Will Be on the Lakers," 17 Apr. 2018 There are no stars like that now, that kind of megastar. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Michael Jackson's Defenders Remind Us to Also Believe Men," 13 Mar. 2019 The next day, Meadows teamed up with Blevins and Nelson, also an NRG player, to win the $200,000 Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournament against a lineup of streaming megastars. Jake Seiner, The Seattle Times, "Royale rumble: ‘Apex Legends’ smashing ‘Fortnite’ records," 20 Feb. 2019 Neither Taylor Swift nor fellow megastars the Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) or Ariana Grande were nominated in the top categories. Neil Shah, WSJ, "Grammy Nominations Point to an Expanded Playing Field," 7 Dec. 2018 Beautiful Kate!—it’s interesting to think who could be cast now and put on a similar career trajectory to those two now-megastars. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "Who Would You Cast in a Remake of Titanic?," 17 Aug. 2018 Naturally, both are represented on our list of May highlights plus comedy megastar Kevin Hart, a Kurt Vonnegut festival and more. Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star, "Jason Aldean concert, Kevin Hart show among top things to do in Indianapolis this May," 1 May 2018 That's right, megastar and crooning heartthrob Shawn Mendes is on the market and could possibly date YOU. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Guys, Shawn Mendes Is Totally Down to Date a Fan," 20 Aug. 2018 Spotted these days on megastars including Pharrell and Justin Bieber, the floppy topper has also showed up on fashion runways, most notably Prada and Lacoste. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 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

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

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