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une vedette

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Definition: star, leading figure

Tom Hanks est une grande vedette. - Tom Hanks is a big star.

Notice that "vedette" is one of the few French professions that is always feminine.

Expressions: mettre en vedette - to give someone star billing, to spotlight, highlight; avoir la vedette - to have top billing, be in the limelight; voler la vedette - to steal the show; en vedette américaine - as a special guest star

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