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star turn Syllabification: star turn

Definition of star turn in English:

noun

The person or act that gives the most heralded or impressive performance in a program.
Example sentences
  • As Mrs Conway, Penelope Keith gives a star turn, not a performance - largely because she appears unable to risk not getting a laugh or appearing unsympathetic.
  • There's even a star turn from a dog for those who find the human actors hard to take.
  • The film would be merely a showpiece however, a star turn for its lead actor, if the script did not successfully balance Whale's story with those of Clay Boone and Hannah.

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