star·​dom ˈstär-dəm How to pronounce stardom (audio)
: the status or position of a star

Examples of stardom in a Sentence

an actress who has achieved movie stardom
Recent Examples on the Web Bryan previously spoke on the stress of child stardom, and how his teenage transition from Home Improvement impacted his sense of self. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 Slate took a circuitous path to both love and comedic stardom. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2024 At the height of his stardom in the 80s and 90s, MJ held the whole world in a chokehold. Ebony Flake, Essence, 15 Feb. 2024 Anticipating the rising stardom of Kundananji in soccer, many expected lucrative offers to come her way. Assile Toufaily, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images The apex of stardom Very few people over the course of modern celebrity have become as famous as Swift. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 6 Feb. 2024 Over his 70 years of stardom, Godzilla has been variously depicted as a rampaging destructive force (in the early films), an evolutionary system keeping the world in balance, and an avenging angel doing battle with even worse monsters. David Sims, The Atlantic, 6 Feb. 2024 Following the departure of Tosh and Wailer from the group in 1973 and throughout Marley’s rise to global stardom as the decade progressed, the Wailers served as his backing band, with Family Man as their leader. Patricia Meschino, Rolling Stone, 4 Feb. 2024 Carl Weathers, the football player who traded his sports gig for a successful run at Hollywood stardom, died at 76. Vulture, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stardom was in 1865

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“Stardom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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star·​dom ˈstärd-əm How to pronounce stardom (audio)
: the status or position of a star
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