leading lady

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /


an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play.

Nearby words

  1. leading block,
  2. leading coefficient,
  3. leading dog,
  4. leading edge,
  5. leading indicators,
  6. leading light,
  7. leading man,
  8. leading mark,
  9. leading note,
  10. leading question

Origin of leading lady

First recorded in 1870–75

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