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figurant

Syllabification: fig·u·rant
Pronunciation: /ˈfiɡyərənt, ˌfiɡyəˈräNt
 
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Definition of figurant in English:

noun (feminine figurante /ˌfiɡyəˈräntē, -ˈräNt/)

A supernumerary actor.
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.

Origin

French, present participle of figurer 'to figure'.

Words that rhyme with figurant

quadrantobscurant

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