[fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahnt]
- a ballerina who does not perform solo.
- a female performer with no spoken lines.
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Examples from the Web for figurante
"As a figurante, or dancer in the ballet, at a great theatre," replied the old woman.
On the following day Miss Monroe called upon the manager of the great national theatre where a figurante was required.
His doubts were, however, cleared up:—Ellen Monroe was a figurante and an actress!
She was a bookbinder's accountant all the day, and in the evening she was a figurante at one of the theatres.My First Book:
The angel appearing to Jeanne dArc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.Paris and its Story