Definition of actorly in English:


Syllabification: ac·tor·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈaktərlē


1Characteristic of an actor or actress: he seems to lack the actorly range that the role requires
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  • The power comes from what the performance reveals about Depp, not what bits of actorly business he hides behind.
  • He had conveyed the strange hold the ring had on him with in wonderfully actorly fashion.
  • He demonstrated a keen actorly sixth sense during the shoots.
1.1Affected or excessively dramatic: she eschews the actorly flourishes of her co-star
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  • The film doesn't reek of actorly vanity or the shameless pursuit of Oscar glory.
  • Thankfully it also comes across as an actorly affectation and isn't written into the character's story.
  • He admits, nonetheless, that other stories about his life, such as his actorly eccentricities, are not entirely fabricated.

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