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title role

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noun
  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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Historical Examples

  • 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

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