- The art or occupation of performing fictional roles in plays, films, or television: she studied acting in New York I’d prefer him not to go into acting as it’s such an insecure business [as modifier]: an acting careerMore example sentences
drama, the theatre, the stage, the performing arts, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics, the thespian art, show business; performing, performance, portraying, portrayal, playing a role, appearing on stage• rare thespianism, histrionics
- This is a film with fine acting, camera work free of frills and a plot that will keep you guessing.
- We talked a lot about Fifties-style acting, especially Montgomery Clift.
- The acting in the film is as predictable as the various denouements.
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- Temporarily doing the duties of another person: the acting supervisorMore example sentences
- He later served as flow director for the Space Shuttle Discovery and then as the acting deputy director of the Installation Operations Directorate.
- But she already had a letter showing she had passed her probationary period, signed by her acting duty station manger.
- It was his duty as acting sheriff until his brother was back to protect her.