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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The Knicks traded budding star Kristaps Prozingis to create enough salary cap space to sign two megastar free agents to max contracts., "NBA free agency 2019: Damian Lillard, Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, New York Knicks among winners and losers after Day 1," 1 July 2019 Denver is perfectly fine running it back with a 54-win team built around one megastar (Nikola Jokic) and one rising star (Jamal Murray). Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets free agency: 8 realistic targets in wake of Denver’s Paul Millsap decision," 29 June 2019 Some of the same dysfunction on the organization is still there even though there's two new megastars in the picture. Andrew Sharp And Ben Golliver,, "Could D’Angelo Russell Return to the Lakers? | Open Floor Podcast," 26 June 2019 Fans converged on a Florida cemetery Tuesday and on social media to mark what for them is a devastating, one-year anniversary: the June 18, 2018 killing of rising rap megastar XXXTentacion in a robbery outside a South Florida motorcycle shop. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "One year after his death, XXXTentacion left a triumphant, tragic, troubled legacy," 18 June 2019 The megastar’s disinterest in fame coupled with a motorcycle accident in upstate New York led him to stop touring for several years. Travis M. Andrews, Twin Cities, "A guide to all the fake stuff in new Bob Dylan documentary," 21 June 2019 The make-up mogul/megastar/mom stepped out for a date night with boyfriend Travis Scott wearing a white-on-white outfit that is an absolute summer mood. Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Kicked off Summer in White Lace-up Sailor Pants and Neon Green Stilettos," 25 May 2019 Known for: While much of the attention (both on the field and off) remains on Portugal’s megastar Cristiano Ronaldo, André Silva is poised to make a name for himself at this year’s World Cup. Patricia Garcia, Vogue, "15 Very Attractive Reasons to Watch the 2018 World Cup," 13 June 2018 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

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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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