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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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a Hollywood/TV/pop star
All the big stars were at the party.
the former child star Shirley Temple
With his contacts he can make you a star.
I think we have a star in the making here.
He’s a good player but he lacks star quality.
She always gets star treatment wherever she goes.
Today, he’s the star of a hundred-million-dollar movie.
The dog was undoubtedly the star of the show.
How many stars does the hotel have?
We stayed in a five-star hotel on our honeymoon.
She got a gold star for her drawing.
I’ve put stars next to the names I want you to check.
Press star now.
We always put a star at the top of our Christmas tree.
the 50 stars on the US flag
Ewing was most definitely the star of the team.
Mick was a star pupil at his school.
The Corvette is the star attraction at this year’s auto show.
He had once been regarded as the rising star of the department.
He wondered what the stars held for him now.
I see lots of young players with stars in their eyes.
This is the American English definition of star. View British English definition of star.
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