Definition of star-struck in English:

star-struck

adjective

  • Fascinated or greatly impressed by famous people, especially those connected with the entertainment industry.

    ‘I was a star-struck teenager’
    • ‘I was a bit star-struck as an impressionable 11-year old kid.’
    • ‘He helped attract star-struck recruits, but with millions in the bank, he had no interest in devoting the required hours to recruiting, coaching and selling the program.’
    • ‘Evans is completely miscast as the bumbling Interpol agent, while Forlani appears star-struck most of the time, which gets in the way of any type of performance.’
    • ‘When Mikhail Baryshnikov performed in London recently, the ecstatic screams from star-struck audience members only served to highlight how few current dancers can provoke that kind of reaction.’
    • ‘Elaine said that she had been star-struck when meeting actress Zoe Lucker, who comes from Huddersfield, and plays her boss Tanya.’
    • ‘Hundreds of star-struck wannabes will line up outside the Hawk's Well Theatre on Saturday, September 25, for the north-west heats of You're A Star.’
    • ‘But eight-year-old Panny Frost is becoming a showgirl for the second time in her star-struck childhood.’
    • ‘Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a great Broadway actress who takes a star-struck Eve Harrington under her wing.’
    • ‘Yet unlike so many star-struck kids, Kylie had the connections to make her daydreams happen.’
    • ‘It's all love, of course - Shaun's game is real enough that these kids might be expected to approach him with a sense of awe, but they know him too well to be star-struck.’
    • ‘In star-struck Los Angeles a different strategy was required, and he accordingly engaged Placido Domingo as the company's artistic advisor’
    • ‘Church minister Gary Roberts was adamant that extra security would be drafted in to ensure reporters, photographers and star-struck fans would not attend the service as an excuse to get a glimpse of the preparations.’
    • ‘And since films have room only for a handful of stars but can accommodate a whole lot of extras, cinema was a very limited avenue for the star-struck.’
    • ‘Danielle Mason provides the perfect foil as the star-struck, ambitious Lisa and has, I think, the harder job since her character undergoes more development and change.’
    • ‘One reason The Motorcycle Diaries is such a joy to watch is that it's not star-struck about its famous subject.’
    • ‘It could also provide the chance of a lifetime for star-struck youngsters who dream of following in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the child stars of the Harry Potter films.’
    • ‘The event inspired Bollywood actress Suhasini Mulay to share her experience of cinema when she was just a young star-struck fan.’
    • ‘Our fame fixations are actually making people sick, with ‘celebrity worship syndrome’ now a recognised symptom of the star-struck society.’
    • ‘It was strange how I didn't feel any guilt about flirting with the star-struck teenagers, and in fact I was having fun.’
    • ‘The macho heart-throb, Prithviraj, was heard handing out some sober advice to a group of star-struck college girls during a television programme the other day.’

Pronunciation

star-struck

/ˈstɑr ˌstrək//ˈstär ˌstrək/