star·​struck ˈstär-ˌstrək How to pronounce starstruck (audio)
: particularly taken with celebrities (such as movie stars)

Examples of starstruck in a Sentence

She stared at him in starstruck awe. I know she's famous, but try not to act starstruck when you meet her.
Recent Examples on the Web Earlier in the day, Zendaya stole the show at a more temperate reception downstairs, graciously taking selfies with throngs of starstruck revelers. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024 Seconds after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson entered the holding room where presenters and performers at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala were to take this picture, someone became starstruck — but who that was might surprise you. Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2024 The Boy Meets World alum, 42, was left starstruck when introduced to the rapper, 38, backstage at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival, and the sweet moment was captured on video. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 The story sounds derivative: A starstruck young woman becomes an extra in a film being shot at Cinecitta and is swept along with the movie’s Hollywood stars on a nightlong fete straight out of La Dolce Vita. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 Wearing a yellow Lego store apron, Sheeran can be seen in the video handling the store's merchandise and signing toys for starstruck fans. USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2023 During her ‘Bama jaunt, Del Rey’s left a trail of sweetly starstruck fans, autographs and fans’ selfies, smartphone videos and social media posts in her wake. Matt Wake |, al, 23 July 2023 The pair met up backstage to pose for a photo together: Swift, ready to take the stage in her sparkly Lover bodysuit, put her arm around Ulven, who looked somewhat starstruck. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 25 June 2023 The clip shows the starstruck 4-year-old and Bailey sharing a sweet moment in which Kulture quickly embraces The Little Mermaid actress for a hug. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of starstruck was in 1938

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“Starstruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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