star·​dom | \ ˈstär-dəm How to pronounce stardom (audio) \

Definition of stardom

: the status or position of a star

Examples of stardom in a Sentence

an actress who has achieved movie stardom

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Maybe Gilgeous-Alexander makes a leap into stardom. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Clippers Acquire Paul George From Thunder in Most Shocking Move of the Summer," 6 July 2019 O’Brien tells the actors, all of whom were launched into stardom as result of their roles on the show. Eric Todisco,, "Game of Thrones: The Starks Look Back at Their Season 1 Scenes in First Look at Reunion Special," 26 June 2019 The sitcom, following Punky and her foster dad (played by the late George Gaynes), launched Frye into stardom. Nick Romano,, "Punky Brewster sequel series with original star Soleil Moon Frye in the works," 4 June 2019 Seahawks Trade Russell? Pete Carroll and John Schneider drafted arguably the best defense of all time, pulled a languishing Beast Mode into stardom and stole Russell Wilson in the third round — all at the same time. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Backtalk: Times readers sound off on Russell Wilson, Mariners and Alex Rodriguez," 12 Apr. 2019 Nonetheless, his new music represents a bold professional move and an elegant meditation on complicated truths from a young black man thrust into stardom, still sorting out traditions of richness and pain. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘Hollywood Africans’ by Jon Batiste Review: A Meditative Moment, Away From Late-Night TV’s Glare," 2 Oct. 2018 Basically, by accident, my first speaking role in film or television was Lost, and so I was instantly launched into international stardom, and that was really uncomfortable for me. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "Evangeline Lilly on How She "Challenged" Herself to Speak Up on the 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Set," 5 July 2018 Bon Jovi managed to move from the hair-metal era of the ‘80s into radio mega stardom. John Adamian,, "Bon Jovi To Play Mohegan Sun," 28 Apr. 2018 Your Daily Dose of | Miniatures A local ob-gyn has turned an unusual hobby — decorating a dollhouse to look like the home of HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines — into social media stardom. Aubrey Nagle,, "One dead in emergency plane landing, Jose Garces fields multiple lawsuits | Morning Newsletter," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stardom

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stardom was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of stardom

: the state of being a very famous performer

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