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English definition of “world-famous”

world-famous

adjective  /ˈwɜrldˈfeɪ·məs/ us  
known to many people in the world: a world-famous actress
(Definition of world-famous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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