the state of being famous as an actor, a singer, etc. The group is being tipped for stardom (= people say they will be famous). She shot to stardom in a Broadway musical. He thanked all those who had helped him on the road to stardom (= during the time he was trying to become famous). See related entries: Celebrity newsExtra examples He was groomed for stardom by his father. Her number one single shot her to stardom. The band was on the brink of rock stardom. This young tennis player is being tipped for stardom. her meteoric rise to stardom He achieved almost instant stardom.