Definition of megastar in US English:

megastar

noun

informal
  • A very famous person, especially in the world of entertainment.

    • ‘Although the band ultimately broke up, Gilder has continued on either on stage or behind the scenes for 25 years, writing hit songs for other megastars and performing his own unique brand of music.’
    • ‘One reason megastars may line up to play is the chance to project themselves on a global stage - and thus boost their attractiveness to multinational sponsors.’
    • ‘Currently a resident of the wealthy region of Fulmer in Buckinghamshire, it must feel strange to a Hollywood megastar such as Angelina to not be the richest person in the entire street.’
    • ‘The narrowing variety of music around has a knock-on effect on musicians - who can find themselves quickly dumped if they don't become megastars, or tied to contracts they could better if they do hit the big time.’
    • ‘We did not pick a megastar, a great sports figure or anyone with a lot of flash.’
    • ‘National media will flock to NFL training camps next week, cameras and microphones affixed on the megastars of the league.’
    • ‘All this, while turning stars into superstars and megastars, while making the good look great and the average look good, has also created a mass of sports fans craving for intimate details of sports stars/idols.’
    • ‘While criticism of his on-field performances have been rare, there are those who believe his megastar celebrity status detract from his footballing abilities.’
    • ‘How the small-time actors feel about the gulf that separates them from megastars who make megabucks is not discussed.’
    • ‘The audience listened to what the superstar and the megastar had to say in rapt attention, though it was a much-seen ‘you scratch my back, I scratch yours’.’
    • ‘Ferguson, one of the last of the old-style authoritarian gaffers, has had those rules challenged in a world that makes some footballers behave like Hollywood megastars.’
    • ‘As Springsteen became a megastar in the mid '80s he was able to enlist big name directors to helm many of his videos.’
    • ‘The trio of megastars were appearing in Dublin for two sell-out shows at the end of their Ultimate Event world tour.’
    • ‘Unknown singers hoping to be tomorrow's megastars play their hearts out for appreciative beer drinkers and cigarette smokers.’
    • ‘These two quarterbacks have the skills to become megastars because of their ability to pass and run.’
    celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, guru
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Pronunciation

megastar

/ˈmɛɡəˌstɑr//ˈmeɡəˌstär/