Definition of figurant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪɡjʊr(ə)nt/

noun (feminine figurante /ˌfɪɡjʊˈrɒ̃t/)

A supernumerary actor who has little or nothing to say.
Example sentences
  • 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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