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celebrity (sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ Pronunciation for celebrity

Definitions

noun

(plural) -ties
  1. a famous person   ⇒ a show-business celebrity
  2. fame or notoriety

Quotations including 'celebrity'

  • "A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized" [Fred Allen
  • "The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness" [Daniel Boorstin
  • "Celebrity: the advantage of being known by those who don't know you" [Chamfort

Translations for 'celebrity'

  • British English: celebrityPronunciation for celebrity A celebrity is someone who is famous.At the age of 30, he suddenly became a celebrity.sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: شُهْرَةPronunciation for شُهْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: celebridadePronunciation for celebridade
  • Chinese: 名人Pronunciation for 名人
  • Croatian: slavna osobaPronunciation for slavna osoba
  • Czech: známá osobnostPronunciation for známá osobnost
  • Danish: berømthedPronunciation for berømthed
  • Dutch: beroemdheidPronunciation for beroemdheid
  • European Spanish: famosoPronunciation for famoso
  • Finnish: julkkisPronunciation for julkkis
  • French: célébritéPronunciation for célébrité
  • German: ProminenterPronunciation for Prominenter Prominente
  • Greek: διασημότηταPronunciation for διασημότητα
  • Italian: celebritàPronunciation for celebrità
  • Japanese: 有名人Pronunciation for 有名人
  • Korean: 유명 인사Pronunciation for 유명 인사
  • Norwegian: berømthetPronunciation for berømthet
  • Polish: sławaPronunciation for sławaosoba
  • Portuguese: celebridadePronunciation for celebridade
  • Romanian: celebritate celebrități
  • Russian: знаменитостьPronunciation for знаменитость
  • Spanish: celebridadPronunciation for celebridad
  • Swedish: kändisPronunciation for kändis
  • Thai: ผู้มีชื่อเสียงPronunciation for ผู้มีชื่อเสียง
  • Turkish: ünlüPronunciation for ünlü
  • Ukrainian: знаменитість
  • Vietnamese: người nổi tiếngPronunciation for người nổi tiếng

Example Sentences Including 'celebrity'

Craving celebrity or social recognition has certain similarities with craving wealth.
Paul Martin MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
In this case, the participants need only be breathing and in possession of one-time low-wattage celebrity.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Malone hoped there was more to Mr Farro than social celebrity.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Morris's collision with his own celebrity is worth the cover price alone.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Mrs Frogmorton wore a cardigan buttoned to the chin and coyly referred to Miss Gosling as `our local celebrity ".
Ian St James Awards At the Stroke of Twelve
Sam was torn between his desire for disgruntlement and a wish to rub shoulders with celebrity.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
The Manchester United star and Spice Girl score highly in a style poll, conducted by Star, a celebrity magazine.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Today, because of the Internet and celebrity gossip, people know so much more about bands.
Maxim (2004)
Today, we know so much about writers, artists and anybody with any sport of celebrity status.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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