star·​let | \ˈstär-lət \

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.

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Personal lives involving Hollywood starlets that have lurched into professional lives and made them tabloid fodder. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Elon Musk and Howard Hughes eccentric, Hollywood-loving entrepreneurs who share much in common," 7 Sep. 2018 One role, however, that’s newer for the 26-year-old is that of Hollywood starlet. Lindzi Scharf,, "Alexandra Shipp keeps looking at the future while continuing to make a name for herself in Hollywood," 7 June 2018 Lindsay Lohan has been many things: Hollywood starlet, pop singer, punch line in a Pitbull lyric, spokesperson. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Is Lindsay Lohan on Her Way to Becoming Our Next Lisa Vanderpump?," 23 July 2018 Over the years, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier has dressed many a Hollywood starlet, including Blake Lively and Taylor Swift. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Politics of Dressing Oscar's Over-40 Stars," 1 Mar. 2018 Always mysterious and optimistic, that one. Zedd's current summer anthem, released alongside his best buddies Grey and country crossover starlet Maren Morris, peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 in late April. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Zedd Promises Shawn Mendes Collaboration Is Coming: 'You Will Get It'," 31 May 2018 Spanish giants Real Madrid have dropped their interest in French starlet Kylian Mbappe and won't be pursuing him this summer., "Real Madrid Drop Interest in Kylian Mbappe and New Goalkeeper as Transfer Plans Shape Up," 9 July 2018 To put a fresh twist on the finger-waved ’30s and ’40s styles molded by hair pro Guido Palau, Hunter dreamed up a gorgeous spectrum of pastels inspired by the whisper-light undertones that silver screen starlets often had in their coifs. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Model Got a Marilyn Monroe–Inspired Makeover for the Dolce & Gabbana Runway," 9 Apr. 2018 But, unlike many pop starlets, none of this feels autobiographical., "Bebe Rexha Isn't Afraid To Be An Anti-Hero With Expectations," 22 June 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of starlet

: a young movie actress

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