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deuteragonist

Syllabification: deu·ter·ag·o·nist
Pronunciation: /ˌd(y)o͞odəˈraɡənəst
 
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Definition of deuteragonist in English:

noun

The person second in importance to the protagonist in a drama.
Example sentences
  • The first actor was the protagonist, the second the deuteragonist, and the third the tritagonist.
  • It is a wonderfully told tale, with a well drawn main character and an unforgettable deuteragonist.
  • She learned at Cambridge that in Greek tragedy there was one protagonist, and one deuteragonist.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deuteros 'second' + agōnistēs 'actor'.

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