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English definition of “celebrity”

celebrity

noun     /sɪˈleb.rɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
B1 [C] someone who is famous , especially in the entertainment business Famous peopleImportant people and describing important peopleEntertainers in general [U] the state of being famous Fame and famous
(Definition of celebrity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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