Definition of thespian in English:

thespian

Syllabification: thes·pi·an
Pronunciation: /ˈTHespēən
 
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formal humorous

adjective

  • Of or relating to drama and the theater: thespian talents
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    • His concentration on style, however, leaves us with an emotionally tinny thespian drama.
    • Maya Maron, who plays the daughter who keeps the family from coming apart at the seams, has been singled out as a major new thespian talent in Israel, due to the strength of her performance here.
    • This wasn't the result of some sudden outbreak of thespian talent, but rather part of a science/art crossover project called Genes Talking.

noun

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  • An actor or actress.
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    • In the current offering we have Brenda Blethyn as Mrs Warren, heading a cast of truly hard-working thespians.
    • Budding young thespians auditioned in front of actor Neil Morrissey for the chance of a trip of a lifetime to Italy.
    • Okay, so it's faint praise, but Driver has made the transition from actress to singer far more successfully than most thespians who have tried it.

Origin

late 17th century: from the name Thespis + -ian.

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