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.

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Maddie makes appearances at several award shows and is even rumored to be best friends with young Hollywood starlets Millie Bobbie Brown and former America’s Got Talent winner, Grace Vanderwaal. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Here’s What Maddie Ziegler Has Been Up to Since Leaving ‘Dance Moms'," 14 June 2019 That episode ended with a dark premonition for a then-upcoming starlet named Miley Cyrus. Darren Franich,, "Black Mirror season 5 stops worrying and learns to love technology: EW review," 5 June 2019 Nevertheless, and somewhat surprisingly for a skyrocketing starlet, Hollywood seems to take up a very small slice of her consciousness. Danielle Stein Chizzik, Town & Country, "Jodie Comer Is Hollywood’s Next Great Chameleon," 8 Apr. 2019 Chloe Lukasiak and her mom Christi may have made a dramatic exit from Dance Moms back in 2014, but the young starlet has been doing just fine. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "How Chloe Lukasiak Is Moving On From Her 'Dance Moms' Past," 26 May 2019 The starlet completed her look with a peachy-nude blush on her cheeks and glossy lips. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dua Lipa Looks Ravishing in a Red Valentino Gown at the 2019 amfAR Gala," 24 May 2019 The look was '50s Hollywood starlet meets the board game Pretty Pretty Princess. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Bella Hadid Just Cut Her Hair Into a Pixie, and We Almost Didn’t Recognize Her," 7 May 2019 Fellow Hollywood starlets are showing lots of love in the comments section. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Julia Roberts' New Tousled Lob Is the Shortest Cut She's Worn in Years," 18 Mar. 2019 After killing it twice as Sunset Boulevard's aging starlet Norma Desmond, Close is sure to pull it of again. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Glenn Close's Sunset Boulevard Remake Is Moving Forward with a Newly Announced Director," 4 Mar. 2019

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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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