supergroup

noun

su·​per·​group ˈsü-pər-ˌgrüp How to pronounce supergroup (audio)
plural supergroups
1
a
: a group made up of very talented, renowned, or expert members
… a blog run by an international supergroup of academic linguists …Deb Amlen
especially : a musical group made up of established, prominent musicians
Phoebe Bridgers' latest effort is a supergroup called Boygenius with two other singer-songwriters, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus … Joe Hagan
[Jeff] Lynne was also a member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. Rachel DeSantis
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young played their second gig at Woodstock, in front of nearly 500,000 people, announcing the arrival of one of rock's first—and greatest—supergroups. Charisma Madarang
b
: an extremely successful musical group
The oldest member of the K-pop supergroup BTS has completed five weeks of basic training as part of his mandatory military service in South Korea.Gawon Bae and Heather Chen
2
: a large group
This observation of a supergroup of ~1000 foraging fin whales is among the largest aggregations of baleen whales ever recorded.Conor Ryan et al.
also : a large group or entity made up of two or more groups or entities
Catching many Southern California hospitals by surprise, two large medical groups are merging, creating what one observer called a "medical supergroup." Steve Taravella

Examples of supergroup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, in a TikTok, Cyrus recalled their first time performing together — a 2008 concert benefiting cancer research where the pair were part of a supergroup of Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and more stars. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2024 McCartney arrived into this atmosphere of debauchery, and attempted to coax a song out of this supergroup. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 But there was also a stigma attached to the supergroup thing. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2024 This was a time when a lot of supergroups were forming. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2024 In addition to sounding like the 70’s supergroup, the ARRIVAL production has great costumes. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2024 Richie agreed to assemble an American supergroup for the project. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2024 Les Amazones d’Afrique began in 2017 as a sisterly supergroup of singers from the West African region of Mali. Chinonso Ihekire, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 This marked the beginning of a flourishing music career that saw Gibson release five more studio albums (another as a member of the supergroup TGT in 2013) and earn five Grammy nominations. EW.com, 2 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of supergroup was in 1875

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“Supergroup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supergroup. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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