starlet

noun
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 Fast-forward past a scene of the actor, now naked, enthusiastically consuming pumpkin pie off an equally naked young starlet, and Perry and his partner call it a night. Matt Cabral, EW.com, "Perry Mason series premiere recap: Gritty reboot gets off to gruesome start," 22 June 2020 There are nine starlets owned by Premier League clubs, while there are eight English talents on the list in total. SI.com, "L'Equipe Top 50 Under 20: The 8 English Youngsters Who Make the List," 15 June 2019 The city of Berlin is portrayed as a fantasy of secular, multicultural bohemianism, and by the end of the series Esty has assumed the look of a starlet, her pixie cut suddenly chic and paired with red lipstick. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "“Unorthodox,” Reviewed: A Young Woman’s Remarkable Flight from Hasidic Williamsburg," 9 Apr. 2020 While the boss is behind closed doors with yet another would-be starlet, his driver and some executives are waiting for him in the street, his private plane is waiting for him at Teterboro, another driver is waiting to meet him in Los Angeles. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "The Assistant Looks at the Woman Behind a Bad Man," 31 Jan. 2020 Since starring as Beverly Marsh in It and, most recently, in Gretal and Hansel, the teen starlet has been making a huge splash in Hollywood. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "6 Fun Facts About Sophia Lillis That Will Make You Want to Binge-Watch "I Am Not Okay With This"," 6 Mar. 2020 Nicole is an actor who made her name as a Hollywood starlet, then moved to Brooklyn and spent years tied to Charlie’s theater company. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Marriage Story Examines the Details of Love and Loss," 8 Nov. 2019 But as any starlet knows, one fashion moment is simply not enough. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Yara Shahidi Shows Off Swag from Beyoncé," 14 Jan. 2020 But what about your boss, a Harvey Weinstein type who takes pride in using his power to prey on each new, gullible starlet - and production assistant? Al Alexander, USA TODAY, "Review: ‘The Assistant’ is a quiet, powerful look at workplace harassment," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of starlet

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Starlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starlet. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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starlet

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English Language Learners Definition of starlet

: a young movie actress

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