Meaning of “film star” in the English Dictionary

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"film star" in British English

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film starnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪlm ˌstɑːr/ us /ˈfɪlm ˌstɑːr/ mainly UK US usually movie star

Examples from literature

  • Often on TV or in magazines we see the rich and famous: successful film stars, singers, and sports people. 
  • Perhaps that’s why the rise of the film star made makeup more popular. 
  • There, bathed in light amid the surrounding gloom, like a film star in a disk of brightness, sat Scout Harris upon a grocery box surrounded by fallen sandwiches and with a goodly bowl securely held between his diminutive knees. 

(Definition of “film star” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)