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chartbuster

Syllabification: chart·bust·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHärtˌbəstər
 
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Definition of chartbuster in English:

noun

informal
1A popular singer or group that makes a best-selling recording.
Example sentences
  • Split over two CDs the albums aren't littered with household names: it's not about chartbusters or big name DJs; it's what's happening musically, reaffirms Scott Bradford.
  • The names of chartbusters like Avril Lavigne stare out at us from lines of Chinese characters on the covers of music magazines.
  • I had not heard of some of the songs, and I don't think they were chartbusters, but so what?
1.1A best-selling recording.
Example sentences
  • From old melodies to latest chartbusters, the crooners used to belt out all popular requests till late into the night.
  • With all the right ingredients to be the next chartbuster, the much-awaited release is a true celebration of mod.
  • Most recently, his chartbusters have included ‘Tears in Heaven’ (a tribute to his late son Conor), ‘Change the World,’ ‘Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight’ and ‘Wonderful Tonight.’

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