stagestruck

adjective
stage·​struck | \ ˈstāj-ˌstrək How to pronounce stagestruck (audio) \

Definition of stagestruck

: fascinated by the stage especially : having an ardent desire to become an actor

Examples of stagestruck in a Sentence

He was a stagestruck young man with dreams of stardom.

First Known Use of stagestruck

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Stagestruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stagestruck. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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stagestruck

adjective
How to pronounce stagestruck (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stagestruck

: very interested in the theater especially : having an eager desire to become an actor

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