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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The 1995 classic is widely considered the golden standard for Bollywood rom-coms, featuring a cheeky Shah Rukh Khan and starlet Kajol (and her signature unibrow) as two young people who fall in love on a backpacking trip across Europe. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "20 Bollywood Movies to Move to the Top of Your Watch List," 3 Sep. 2019 The movie also travels back in time to Garland's childhood as a young starlet. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Renée Zellweger lived with Judy Garland in her head for two years. Why it made her cry," 30 Aug. 2019 As politics became the subject of her language, Roy’s reputation shifted from beloved literary starlet to polarizing polemicist. Bilal Qureshi, Washington Post, "Arundhati Roy — beloved for her fiction, derided for her politics — won’t be silenced," 23 Aug. 2019 In 2018, multi-talented R&B starlet H.E.R. made her ESSENCE Festival debut. Essence, "H.E.R. Talks Performing New Music At ESSENCE Fest 2019, Wanting To Collab With Missy & More," 21 June 2019 Gaining favor with the preps in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Palm Beach, alongside a crop of Hollywood starlets, this classic look can quickly take you from the beach to your next clambake. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Rent Ali Larter's Blazer-Inspired Cover-Up for $55," 2 July 2019 Now, with the 50 year anniversary of her infamous murder approaching, Tate has become the focus of three upcoming films, including Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Margot Robbie as the starlet. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Real Sharon Tate Was So Much More Than Her Tragic Death," 28 July 2019 Ray Anthony, 96, whose big band played the Academy's 1958 shindig, recalls the Rat Pack glamour of the era and a party with the starlet. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oscars: Bandleader at First Governors Ball Reminisces on Parties, Marilyn Monroe," 1 Mar. 2018 The transfer represents savvy business for Inter, who appear to have beaten several elite clubs to the starlet's signature., "Inter Set to Announce Mega-Money Signing of Nicolo Barella as Summer Rebuild Begins," 8 June 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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