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celebrity (sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ



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


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= personality, name, star, lion, superstar, big name, dignitary, luminary, bigwig (informal), celeb (informal), face (informal), big shot (informal), personage, megastar (informal), V.I.P.

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: celebrity A celebrity is someone who is famous.At the age of 30, he suddenly became a celebrity.sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: شُهْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: celebridade
  • Chinese: 名人
  • Croatian: slavna osoba
  • Czech: známá osobnost
  • Danish: berømthed
  • Dutch: beroemdheid
  • European Spanish: famoso
  • Finnish: julkkis
  • French: célébrité
  • German: Prominenter Prominente
  • Greek: διασημότητα
  • Italian: celebrità
  • Japanese: 有名人
  • Korean: 유명 인사
  • Norwegian: berømthet
  • Polish: sławaosoba
  • Portuguese: celebridade
  • Romanian: celebritate celebrități
  • Russian: знаменитость
  • Spanish: celebridad
  • Swedish: kändis
  • Thai: ผู้มีชื่อเสียง
  • Turkish: ünlü
  • Ukrainian: знаменитість
  • Vietnamese: người nổi tiếng

Example Sentences Including 'celebrity'

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)
Malone hoped there was more to Mr Farro than social celebrity.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)


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