star·​let | \ ˈstär-lət How to pronounce starlet (audio) \

Definition of starlet

: a young movie actress being coached and publicized for starring roles

Examples of starlet in a Sentence

She was a starlet in the 1940s.
Recent Examples on the Web When Pete Davidson, her boyfriend, takes the starlet out for pizza there, fans follow. New York Times, 1 June 2022 The home, which was built in 1937 and has six bedrooms and six bathroom, was originally designed for the Hollywood starlet and her then boyfriend, conductor Leopold Stokowski, according to Elle Decor. Giovana Gelhoren,, 27 July 2022 Insignificance attempts to imagine what would happen if a physics professor, a Hollywood starlet, her baseball-star husband, and a senator were all stuck in a New York City hotel room together. Swarna Gowtham, Town & Country, 28 June 2022 This latest installment, The Secret Life of Marilyn, stars Kelli Garner as a retrospective starlet unpacking her traumas with a psychiatrist for our entertainment. Allaire Nuss,, 22 June 2022 Who would've thought that country rockstar, Keith Urban, and acting starlet, Nicole Kidman, would be a match made in heaven? Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 1 June 2022 Since the TikTok starlet practically lives in Y2K clothing all the time, the transition from daywear to beachwear is effortless. Seventeen, 16 May 2022 Like an experienced starlet, she was unfazed by all the adjusting and fussing. New York Times, 17 May 2022 Meanwhile, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of starlet

1910, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2022

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

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