[fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahn]
- a ballet dancer who does not perform solo.
- a performer with no spoken lines.
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The figurant, from this modest and accidental beginning of his career as an actor, speedily rose to be famous.A Book of the Play
- a ballet dancer who does group work but no solo roles
- theatre a minor character, esp one who does not speak
Word Origin for figurant
C18: from French, from figurer to represent, appear, figure
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