a ballerina who does not perform solo.
a female performer with no spoken lines.
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How to use figurante in a sentence
Their malignant modesty does not deserve the respect of an intelligent figurante.Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 | Various
The young figurante frequently extended her arms and threw herself on her knees, as if in invocation of some unseen power.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century | W. H. Davenport Adams
The poor figurante must devote years of incessant toil to her profitless task before she can shine in it.Self-Help | Samuel Smiles
The young figurante frequently stretched out her arms and knelt down as if to invoke some invisible being.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. | Xavier Hommaire de Hell
The angel appearing to Jeanne d'Arc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.The Story of Paris | Thomas Okey