Definition of superstar in English:



  • A high-profile and extremely successful performer or athlete.

    • ‘Examples are as prevalent as the desire of Hollywood to promote television teens into blockbuster superstars.’
    • ‘Possibly, since they can be counted among the superstars of today who recognise the need to blur the boundaries between fact and fiction in constructing themselves.’
    • ‘Almost overnight the group became superstars.’
    • ‘The future superstars of this industry will be those who find the balance.’
    • ‘Today, media superstars, including sports heroes, pop divas and movie stars, are at the forefront of news and pop culture.’
    • ‘I admire both men for taking chances that one would not expect superstars to take.’
    • ‘He also was the most boring and most conceited of all boxing superstars.’
    • ‘This is nothing new for the superstar - almost every film he has written has been essentially the same.’
    • ‘It sold in the millions - and that was about 50 years ago when selling a million records was something few superstars ever did.’
    • ‘Athletes, the new superstars, tie their performance to a myriad of deals and marketing that makes them a part of our everyday existence, even if we aren't fans.’
    • ‘All those who used to make a living by imitating superstars have become film stars in their own right.’
    • ‘By this time he had become an international superstar, and suddenly had the clout to do pretty much whatever he wanted musically.’
    • ‘Even with all her superstar diva qualities, she's too lightweight, too soft to portray a scheming seductress.’
    • ‘A lot of boys in my grade care more about being the class clown or a sports superstar than being a star student.’
    • ‘The huge salaries paid to the American superstars are paid in U.S. dollars into U.S. bank accounts and stay in the United States.’
    • ‘But when it was announced that I was going to be in this movie, I became a superstar overnight at my children's school.’
    • ‘The second series marked the point where the quartet became superstars, with scenes from each episode being acted out in offices up and down Britain next morning.’
    • ‘There wasn't any money in the budget to hire the superstars from the original film.’
    • ‘He's maybe not so much a genius himself, or actually have the technical skill to develop computers, but he's probably a guy who recognizes superstars.’
    • ‘That's why studios overspend on superstars… they at least guarantee a little success… usually.’
    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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