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title role

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  1. (in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived: She sang the title role in Carmen.
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Origin of title role

First recorded in 1885–90
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Related Words for title role

advantage, point, top, start, edge, margin, piece, heavy, advance, head, over, star, precedence, bulge, guidance, direction, priority, facade, vanguard, leadership

Examples from the Web for title role

Historical Examples of title role

  • Niemann, cast in an heroic mould, had been secured for the title-role.

    Life of Wagner

    Louis Nohl

  • Two dreams beset him in his momentary slumber—one of a play in which the title-role of the general manager was always unfilled.

British Dictionary definitions for title role

title role

  1. the role of the character after whom a play, etc, is named
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