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movie star Syllabification: mov·ie star

Definition of movie star in English:


chiefly North American
An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in movies: she is one of the world’s biggest movie stars
More 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.
(movie/film) actor/actress, film star, leading man, leading lady, lead;
celebrity, star, starlet, matinee idol, superstar

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