flat character

[ flat-kar-ik-ter ]

  1. an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author.

Compare Meanings

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.

Words Nearby flat character

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use flat character in a sentence

  • By its flat character, greater size, and multiple points of suppuration.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • Far and wide it meets the vision, and is the more conspicuous from the flat character of its surroundings and the very open coast.

    In the Border Country | W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett