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

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The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Aldama’s rise to stardom was cemented by his performance in propelling Spain to its first European title since 2011 and fourth overall. Edward Lee,, "Freshman Santi Aldama one of nation’s ‘biggest recruiting steals’ for Loyola Maryland men’s basketball," 22 Aug. 2019 Many of the acts who took the stage were immortalized as icons of the era, either reified for their sets or kicking off their ascent to stardom. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Watch the 10 Most Memorable Performances at Woodstock," 9 Aug. 2019 The original series premiered on UPN in 2004 and helped catapult Bell to stardom. NBC News, "Kristen Bell reveals 'Veronica Mars' season 4 is streaming right now on Hulu," 19 July 2019 The original series premiered on UPNin 2004 and helped catapult Bell to stardom. Will Thorne,, "Kristen Bell reveals ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 is streaming right now on Hulu," 19 July 2019 Buttigieg's initial rise to stardom signaled that the race for the White House in 2020 might run through green rooms and ballrooms in New York and California rather than living rooms and back yards in Iowa and New Hampshire. CBS News, "Buttigieg raised a lot of money ... now what?," 3 July 2019 The mobile adventure will be based on BTS's rise to stardom. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Don't Freak Out But BTS World Will Be Officially Available Tomorrow," 25 June 2019 After his rise to stardom, Perkins discussed how an elderly black field worker named John Westbrook taught him guitar. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Lil Nas X isn’t an anomaly — black people have always been a part of country music," 5 June 2019 Not well Ace Ventura: Pet Detective catapulted Jim Carrey to stardom. Dan Kopf, Quartzy, "Before We Knew Better: Transphobia was at the very center of Ace Ventura," 31 May 2019

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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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