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character actor Syllabification: char·ac·ter ac·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈker(ə)ktər ˈaktər/

Definition of character actor in English:


An actor who specializes in playing eccentric or unusual people rather than leading roles.
Example sentences
  • He's the oddball who again proves his mettle as both a character actor and leading man.
  • I've later found out that I'd much rather be a character actor, and that's what I pride myself on.
  • He is a wonderful combination of leading man and character actor, and I think he has that ability to transform himself in a way that most actors are not capable of doing.
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