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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suh-leb-ri-tee]
    • /səˈlɛb rɪ ti/
    • /sɪˈleb.rɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh-leb-ri-tee]
    • /səˈlɛb rɪ ti/

Definitions of celebrity word

  • countable noun celebrity A celebrity is someone who is famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport. 3
  • uncountable noun celebrity If a person or thing achieves celebrity, they become famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport. 3
  • noun celebrity a famous person 3
  • noun celebrity fame or notoriety 3
  • noun celebrity wide recognition; fame; renown 3
  • noun celebrity a famous or well-publicized person 3

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Origin of celebrity

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin celebritās multitude, fame, festal celebration, equivalent to celebr- (stem of celeber) often repeated, famous + -itās -ity

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Celebrity


celebrity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

celebrity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for celebrity

noun celebrity

  • someone — somebody
  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.
  • luminary — a celestial body, as the sun or moon.
  • personage — a person of distinction or importance.
  • hero — a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character: He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child.

adjective celebrity

  • pre-eminence — the state or character of being preeminent.
  • stellar — of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars.
  • noter — a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.
  • all-star — An all-star cast, performance, or game is one which contains only famous or extremely good performers or players.
  • star-studded — lighted by or full of stars; bright: a star-studded night.

Antonyms for celebrity

noun celebrity

  • commoner — In countries which have a nobility, commoners are the people who are not members of the nobility.
  • nobody — a person of no importance, influence, or power.
  • obscurity — the state or quality of being obscure.
  • unknown — not known; not within the range of one's knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.
  • nonentity — a person or thing of no importance.

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