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
Recent Examples on the Web While the Clippers have continuously remained vulnerable as an underachiever, Doncic has continued to blossom into stardom. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 23 May 2021 James and newcomer Chelsea Green had been doing a social media storyline inspired by James’ crazed fan gimmick opposite Trish Stratus that launched her into super stardom. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 New York hoped his Olympic speed would translate into stardom. Nate Davis, USA Today, 12 Apr. 2021 In 2002, country music legend Loretta Lynn released her memoir Still Woman Enough, reflecting on her journey out of hardscrabble Kentucky and into stardom, with all the triumphs and tragedies between. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2021 Combining Charleston-like rhythms, bluesy harmonies and classical elements, the Rhapsody was an instant success, and catapulted Gershwin into stardom. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 20 Mar. 2021 Phoning from inside his Nissan GT-R sports car, Cano is a man of few words apart from his songs, which detail mercurial teen romances, as well as his dreams of stardom. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Tiffany’s mother's struggle, coupled with the knowledge of her grandparents’ failed attempts at stardom, made her mother conclude the family was cursed. Xian Horn, Forbes, 7 May 2021 When a young rapper options a song from one-hit-wonder 90's girls group Girls5Eva, suddenly, the women have another shot at stardom. Samantha Highfill,, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of stardom

1865, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Stardom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stardom

: the state of being a very famous performer


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