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 Our favorite Too Hot to Handle starlet is back on Netflix, this time as a contestant in The Circle. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 14 Apr. 2021 The 24-year-old Emmy Award-winning starlet also took a moment to pay homage to other Black women in Hollywood who continue to inspire her through their work. Rachaell Davis, Essence, 22 Apr. 2021 Fans can't get over the fact that the former Disney starlet, originally played by Miley Cyrus, now has her own official pages on the social media websites. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 24 Mar. 2021 Currently a best-supporting-actress contender for her role in the Netflix biodrama Mank, Seyfried is receiving a long-overdue wave of recognition for her role as 1930s film starlet Marion Davies. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021 An overnight starlet marries a homosexual actor and goes downhill in 1930s Hollywood. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 While filming a movie in Palm Springs, she was spotted in thigh-high snakeskin boots, rocking them better than any starlet could hope. Sam Sussman, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2021 In a noirish photograph, Warhol lights a cigarette at a nightclub for the Factory starlet Edie Sedgwick. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2021 Most recently, the starlet has been making headlines for her public break-up and has been noticeably absent from social media. Nandi Howard, Essence, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of starlet

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Starlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of starlet

: a young movie actress

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