Definition of leading lady in English:

leading lady

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noun

  • The actress playing the principal female part in a film or play.
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    • Nowhere is his focus on fun better represented, however, than in his choice of leading ladies and character actors.
    • 1926 saw her first major success and one that confirmed her status as a leading lady.
    • Days away from the opening night of the end of term musical, the leading lady is knocked unconscious.

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