noun (feminine figurante /ˌfɪɡjʊˈrɒ̃t/)
A supernumerary actor who has little or nothing to say.
- The number of part-time or full-time film extras (or figurants) in Shanghai is not known but it is certain that their number is increasing rapidly as the entertainment business becomes more prosperous.
- Don't worry figurant, he's not mad at you.
- Holst's figurant represents humanity exposed to the occult powers of the unfixed stars as they orbit through the twelve astrological houses of the zodiac.
French, present participle of figurer 'to figure'.
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