title role


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. title entry,
  2. title insurance,
  3. title ix,
  4. title lining,
  5. title page,
  6. titled,
  7. titleholder,
  8. titles,
  9. titleship,
  10. titlist

Origin of title role

First recorded in 1885–90

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title role

noun

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