star·​dom | \ˈstär-dəm \

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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After all, the 1967 track propelled her to stardom and earned her the title of the Queen of Soul. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "‘Respect’ Was Originally Written by a Man—But Aretha Franklin Made It Legendary," 16 Aug. 2018 Papi Jiang, a comedian, pokes fun at stardom and Chinese society in salty tirades. The Economist, "Online starlets are refashioning Chinese e-commerce," 15 Mar. 2018 Then, after making a few cameos on Newlyweds, Ashlee was given her own shot at reality stardom and a shiny record deal on top, and thus The Ashlee Simpson Show was born. Allie Volpe, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: The First Episode of The Ashlee Simpson Show," 8 Jan. 2018 Hill’s older brother, Jordan Feldstein, was the manager of Maroon 5, helping propel the L.A. act to global stardom. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Jonah Hill Makes Directing Look Easy," 30 Oct. 2018 Then came work on the London stage, television parts, movie roles and global stardom. Jill Lawless, The Seattle Times, "Michael Caine looks back in ‘Blowing the Bloody Doors Off’," 22 Oct. 2018 Much of the anger was directed at the government and the country’s soccer federation over what is widely perceived to be their abuse of Salah’s global stardom. Washington Post, "Love for Salah offers refuge from Egypt’s World Cup exit," 28 June 2018 Jackson plotted the career moves of the Jackson 5 starting in the 1960s, but was slowly relegated to the sidelines when his son Michael rocketed to global stardom as a solo artist during the next decade. Jill Leovy,, "Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical family of pop stars, dies at 89," 27 June 2018 Much of the anger was directed at the government and the country's soccer federation over what is widely perceived to be their abuse of Salah's global stardom. Hamza Hendawi,, "Love for Mohamed Salah offers refuge from Egypt's World Cup exit," 26 June 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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