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 That laughter must have had a bitter edge; modeling and Hollywood stardom never beckoned for Monique. Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 As the indelible doe-eyed frontwoman of the Bangles, the L.A. foursome whose pure pop instincts and cool-girl swagger helped launch them to platinum MTV stardom in the 1980s, Susanna Hoffs is hardly a show business newbie. Ew Staff,, 10 Aug. 2022 Miyake defined an era in Japan’s modern history, reaching stardom in the 1970s among a generation of designers and artists who reached global fame by defining a Japanese vision that was unique from the West. Yuri Kageyama, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2022 The sisters, who recently announced their first album in 14 years, said their secret to surviving child stardom is having each other as best friends who got through it together. Julia Emmanuele, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 No analysis of pop music or pop stardom is complete without appreciating the art of reinvention. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 8 Aug. 2022 Baker homages are usually unsubtle and beatifying, embodied by contemporary Black denizens of the arts who managed to do what Baker couldn’t: carve out stardom on American soil. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 On the edge By the end of Joey Bosa’s freshman year in 2013, no one doubted his trajectory towards stardom. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2022 Starting from the churches of South Carolina hill country, the Dixie Hummingbirds sang their way to gospel stardom. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 29 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stardom

1865, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2022

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“Stardom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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