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noun [uncountable] fame pronunciation in American English /feɪm/

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  1. the state of being famous

    Kundera achieved international fame while banned in his own country.

    rise/shoot to fame (=become famous quickly):

    Tarantino's rise to fame began with his movie Reservoir Dogs.

    fame and fortune (=a lot of money):

    Fame and fortune have come easily to Jo.

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