star turn

noun
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of star turn

chiefly British
: the featured skit or number in a theatrical production; broadly : the most widely publicized person or item in a group

Examples of star turn in a Sentence

  1. She was nominated for an Oscar for her star turn as a single mother raising three children alone.

  2. She was the star turn in yesterday's game.

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First Known Use of star turn

1885

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STAR TURN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of star turn for English Language Learners

  • : a performance or role in a movie, play, etc., that is done by a star or that makes someone become a star

  • : the most important or successful person or thing in a group (such as a sports team)


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