Definition of stardom in English:

stardom

noun

mass noun
  • The state or status of being a very famous or talented entertainer or sports player.

    ‘her rise to stardom has been meteoric’
    ‘John Thaw shot to stardom with his portrayal of Inspector Morse’
    • ‘He rose to stardom following his starring roles in The French Connection and Superman.’
    • ‘It's obvious that his stardom is very important to him and has affected his boxing career.’
    • ‘The film traces his rise to international stardom through a sequence of classic archive performances.’
    • ‘But her hopes of turning raw talent into stardom could be dashed as she needs to raise cash to pay for the fees.’
    • ‘He shot to stardom in Fame Academy, where his wild performances stood out against other pop wannabes.’
    • ‘Their rapid rise to stardom has not gone unnoticed by those closest to the band, either.’
    • ‘Ms Simpson has risen to international stardom as a recording artist and television personality.’
    • ‘I think the more you do the more you encourage the myth of fame and stardom.’
    • ‘But his experience in the field of production held him in good stead in the rise to stardom.’
    • ‘After the pair enjoyed an implausible pop stardom together, Flynn baled out and found peace with his inner self.’
    • ‘Although the championship may mark the pinnacle of Neil's career his rise to stardom has not been an overnight one.’
    • ‘Hockey ace Holly Stringfellow is on the way to international glory stardom being picked for Britain.’
    • ‘They are very much coach's players who have gained stardom, lost it, and regained it again.’
    • ‘These have overtaken Top of the Pops in the ratings by revealing how pop stardom and celebrity is manufactured.’
    • ‘York teenage sensation Nicola Parry has reached a new high in her rapid rise to rugby league stardom.’
    • ‘If not quite a tale of rags to riches, the story of Salim's rise to stardom certainly comes close.’
    • ‘Young Jazz supremo Jamie Cullum's rise to stardom could be topped with a prestigious Brit award.’
    • ‘Fifty years of dreaming about stardom and fame, and suddenly I wake up and I'm in Bolton.’
    • ‘However, for the boy who dreamed of the red and black shirt, it has been a rapid rise to stardom.’
    • ‘During the course of the story Smith has a lot to say about the emptiness of celebrity and stardom and what it means.’
    renown, celebrity, popularity, notability, note, distinction, prominence, esteem, importance, account, consequence, greatness, eminence, pre-eminence, glory, honour, illustriousness, prestige, stature, standing, reputation, repute
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Pronunciation

stardom

/ˈstɑːdəm/