The person or act that gives the most heralded or impressive performance in a programme: he was stopped by the arrival on stage of the star turn she was the star turn of the night
More 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.
Definition of star turn in:
- The US English dictionary