Celebrity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈlebrəti|  American pronunciation of the word celebrity
Brit.  |sɪˈlɛbrɪti|  British pronunciation of the word celebrity


- a widely known person

he was a baseball celebrity

- the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed (syn: fame, renown)


The actress lived a life of celebrity.

There were many celebrities at the party.

He's a national celebrity.

We invited a number of minor celebrities (=people who are not very famous).

An arrest for drunk driving is bad publicity for any celebrity.

He became an instant celebrity with the publication of his first novel.

a celebrity chef with her own TV show

a celebrity surrounded by his lackeys

...libelous statements about a celebrity for which the tabloid was sued...

a celebrity being stalked by a madman

an actor who has become a mega celebrity

...every command was obeyed in the menial manner of someone who seemed grateful just to be in the presence of a celebrity...

a celebrity mobbed by moonstruck teenage girls

wanting to learn about a celebrity's downfall out of morbid curiosity

...fans are inevitably disappointed when the nimbus of glamour about their favorite celebrity turns out to be an illusion...

Word forms

singular: celebrity
plural: celebrities
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