Definition of one-acter in English:

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A one-act play.
Example sentences
  • The current season, from early April to early December, offers a repertory of eight full-length plays, two musicals, and two one-acters in the lunchtime series.
  • A lot of this is very funny, indeed, and, as the play is a one-acter, the audience doesn't have time to assess too critically what is happening on stage, which, to my mind, is just as well.
  • May not this format entail special perils: too long for a one-acter, too short for a full-length play?

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Syllabification: one-act·er

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