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 The film, also starring Foster Whitaker and Marlon Wayans, portrays the singer's rise from her childhood Detroit church to the heights of soul stardom in the 1960s. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Watch Jennifer Hudson cover Aretha Franklin on BET Awards; new 'Respect' teaser released," 29 June 2020 This isn’t a list of musicians who found stardom after leaving a band and going solo, like say Phil Collins or Joan Jett. Matt Wake |, al, "20 music stars who got their start as sidemen/sidewomen," 25 June 2020 While both Decay and DoHa have emerged into stardom wearing blue for Dallas, Onigod could provide more flexibility with compositions. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Dallas Fuel sign damage player Stefan ‘Onigod’ Fiskerstrand," 19 June 2020 At the Chasing Rainbows Museum — the one place in the park really devoted to her career and stardom — the Coat of Many Colors, which inspired Dolly’s iconic song, is on display. Julie Tremaine, Travel + Leisure, "I Went to Dollywood on Opening Day — Here's What It Was Like," 18 June 2020 The class will explore Mexican American identity in the United States through the life of one young South Texas singer, on the cusp of crossover stardom. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: At the intersection of race and ethnicity, Selena class at UTSA will explore identity," 11 June 2020 The record is Gaga’s sixth No. 1 album and a return to dance-pop stardom. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "White female founders face pressure over racism," 9 June 2020 Yet even under the best of circumstances, being taken first overall is not a golden ticket to MLB stardom. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Want your team to have the No. 1 pick in the MLB draft? You may want to rethink that," 8 June 2020 The ease of modern travel—and the lure of social-media stardom—has even spawned a new category of competition: high-speed country collecting. Bruce Wallin, National Geographic, "They were on a quest to visit every country. Then coronavirus happened.," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of stardom

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Stardom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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: the state of being a very famous performer

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