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 Lopez and Shakira are the latest megastars to headline the halftime show, with Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi fronting the 2019 show. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami," 16 Jan. 2020 Lopez’s glam Golden Globes ensembles are just two of hundreds of standout style moments in the megastar’s pantheon of fierce fashion looks. Jen Juneau,, "Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Sexy White Feathered Second Look at Golden Globes with Alex Rodriguez," 6 Jan. 2020 For every megastar on the schedule, there was an emerging artist to match, keeping the festival vibrant. Megan Venzin, Billboard, "The Nine Best Moments of Electric Zoo 2019 Featuring Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Dog Blood & More," 3 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of megastar

1969, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2020

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“Megastar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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

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