Definition of title role in English:

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title role

Pronunciation: /ˈtīdl rōl/


The part in a play, movie, television show, etc., from which the work’s title is taken.
Example sentences
  • Will they, encouraged by the performance of Dame Judi Dench in the title role, rush out to sample her novels?
  • Other theatre roles include the title role in King Lear at the Almeida.
  • In 1973 he directed and performed the title role in Nureyev's film Don Quixote.
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