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Definition of fame noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 the state of being known and talked about by many people to achieve/win instant fame to rise/shoot to fame overnight Kelly Clarkson of “American Idol” fame (= famous for “American Idol”) The town's only claim to fame is that there was once a riot there. She went to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. see also famous
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