Definition of leading man in English:

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leading man

Pronunciation: /ˌlēdiNG ˈman/


The actor playing the principal male part in a movie, play, or television show.
Example sentences
  • There are two basic types of male film actor - leading men and character players.
  • He's the oddball who again proves his mettle as both a character actor and leading man.
  • He managed to transform himself from a B-grade actor to an A-list leading man in only one year.

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Syllabification: lead·ing man

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