Definition of Figurant

1. n. masc. One who dances at the opera, not singly, but in groups or figures; an accessory character on the stage, who figures in its scenes, but has nothing to say; hence, one who figures in any scene, without taking a prominent part.



Definition of Figurant

1. Noun. an actor in the background lacking an aural presence ¹

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Definition of Figurant

1. a ballet dancer who dances only in groups [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Figurant

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figos
figpecker
figs
figulate
figuline
figulines
figurabilities
figurability
figurable
figural
figural aftereffect
figural blindness
figurally
figurant (current term)
figurante
figurantes
figurants
figurate
figurate number
figurate numbers
figurated
figurately
figuration
figurations
figurative
figuratively
figurativeness
figuratus

Literary usage of Figurant

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1. Le forum romain et les forums impéraux by Henry Thédenat (1904)
"Monuments du Forum figurant sur un plan antique de Rome'. même endroit que l'autel, sont multiples : on l'attribua à Tullus Hostilius". ..."

2. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1905)
"... figurant. Manilius is here speaking of roundness as eternal and divine, being, as it is, without beginning or end, and throughout uniform. ..."

3. Wiener Studien by Universität Wien Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Kommission für antike Literatur und lateinische Tradition, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Kirchenväter-Kommission (1879)
"... figurant: tgm m und i inque figura m „so daß sie aussieht wie"; ähnlich Tac. Hist. V 23, i6 in fadem stagni (zur Verderbnis figurant statt figurant vgl. ..."

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