Definition of world-famous in English:

world-famous

adjective

  • Known throughout the world.

    ‘the world-famous tenor José Carreras’
    • ‘To the east, the world-famous Forth Bridge dominates, with the pretty villages of South and North Queensferry to either side.’
    • ‘The medieval statues that line the world-famous Charles Bridge in Prague have seen a lot of history in the past 650 years.’
    • ‘At the same time, many world-famous luxury brands have targeted China as a major growth market for the next decade and beyond.’
    • ‘Plans for regeneration of the world-famous hotel were given the green light by Lancaster City councillors this week.’
    • ‘The world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir has departed from more than 500 years tradition to perform pop and rock music.’
    • ‘The world-famous painting stolen from a museum in Norway appears to have turned up safe and sound - in a cobbler's shop in Norden.’
    • ‘But in the late 1970s it was home to a poltergeist who became world-famous.’
    • ‘Later, this place would become world-famous, people travelling from all over the globe to see it.’
    • ‘The theatre became world-famous for staging protest theatre throughout the repressive apartheid years.’
    • ‘Built in 1823, the palace has a distinct Indian flavour and you can't help but see links with the world-famous Taj Mahal.’
    • ‘Shops, bars, restaurants and arcades could soon be built on Southend's world-famous pier, it was revealed today.’
    • ‘And now the world-famous circus is being banned from performing in the town where it attracted crowds of 2,000 a day.’
    • ‘The world-famous stone, situated high in the battlements of the castle, dates back to 1314.’
    • ‘The man who helped create York's world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre has offered to help save the Mystery Plays.’
    • ‘For such a world-famous city, Liverpool has yet to host a world-class restaurant.’
    • ‘The world-famous airshow, saved this year by a News Shopper-led consortium, will go ahead in 2004 as hoped.’
    • ‘An entire section is devoted to the artist's commanding deer paintings including the world-famous Monarch of the Glen.’
    • ‘Ski rental services, which provide ski equipment from world-famous brands, are also not in short supply.’
    • ‘There will be a chance next month to share the musical memories of world-famous tenor Thomas Round.’
    • ‘The move opens the way for the world-famous Tiptree company to bring in about 90 foreign students to pick the strawberry crop.’

Pronunciation:

world-famous

/ˈˌwərld ˈfāməs/