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figurant

[fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahn]
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noun
  1. a ballet dancer who does not perform solo.
  2. a performer with no spoken lines.
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Related Words for figurant

dancer, company, coryphee, danseur, danseuse, figurant, figurante, hoofer

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Historical Examples of figurant

  • The figurant, from this modest and accidental beginning of his career as an actor, speedily rose to be famous.

    A Book of the Play

    Dutton Cook


British Dictionary definitions for figurant

figurant

noun
  1. a ballet dancer who does group work but no solo roles
  2. theatre a minor character, esp one who does not speak
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Derived Formsfigurante (ˌfɪɡjʊˈrɒnt), fem n

Word Origin for figurant

C18: from French, from figurer to represent, appear, figure
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