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movie star

Syllabification: mov·ie star

Definition of movie star in English:

noun

An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in movies.
Example sentences
  • They remained married for 50 years, a feat almost unrivalled among major movie stars.
  • Last year, Mirren said: "A weird thing happens to male actors, especially movie stars, in my experience."
  • Joan, you're the ultimate movie star.
Synonyms
(movie/film) actor/actress, film star, leading man, leading lady, lead;
celebrity, star, starlet, matinee idol, superstar
informal celeb

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