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figurante

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

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

Examples from the Web for figurante

Historical Examples of figurante

  • "As a figurante, or dancer in the ballet, at a great theatre," replied the old woman.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • On the following day Miss Monroe called upon the manager of the great national theatre where a figurante was required.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • His doubts were, however, cleared up:—Ellen Monroe was a figurante and an actress!

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • She was a bookbinder's accountant all the day, and in the evening she was a figurante at one of the theatres.

  • The angel appearing to Jeanne dArc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.