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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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 The portrait was a simple one, and featured the young starlet with tousled hair, a fresh face and a bed sheet covering her torso -- and not much else. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Miley Cyrus' Most Unapologetic Moments, From Twerking Through 'Bangerz' to Vanity Fair Flashbacks," 30 Apr. 2018 Jonny Evans has joined from West Brom, Ricardo Pereira has signed from Porto and Norwich starlet James Maddison has arrived at the Foxes in a mammoth deal worth up to £25m., "Leicester City Close to Completing Deal for Serie A Full Back After Seeing Off Rival Interest," 10 July 2018 Anne Hathaway’s spoiled starlet Daphne Kluger becomes a pawn in the gang’s elaborate jewel switcheroo. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Ocean's 8 Boasts a Great Cast But Lacks Champagne-Bubble Lightness," 9 June 2018 Prince alleges Weinstein used company funds to fly starlets around the world. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Harvey Weinstein: Sean Young, new accusers speak to 'Frontline'," 2 Mar. 2018 To achieve the 19-year-old starlet’s look, Kennedy began by sketching the shape of the eye with the coppery-brown colored ChanelPrecision Eye Definer in Brun-Cuivre, then buffing it out. Lesley Mckenzie, The Hollywood Reporter, "Amandla Stenberg’s MTV Awards Makeup Paid Homage to an Eighties Illustrator," 18 June 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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: a young movie actress

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