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one-acter

[wuhn-ak-ter]
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noun Informal.
  1. a short play consisting of one act.
Also one-act [wuhn-akt] /ˈwʌnˌækt/.

Origin of one-acter

First recorded in 1890–95
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  • Its uneasiness had nothing to do with the fate of my one-act play.

  • We performed it in the empty billiard-room, followed by a one-act piece of my own.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Maybe you could make a one-act tragedy out of it for a curtain-raiser.

  • It begins with Grfin Julie, condensed by the dramatist into a one-act piece.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • He also put on my first play—a one-act affair, 'A Night in Havana.'