Definition of leading lady in English:

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leading lady

Pronunciation: /ˌlēdiNG ˈlādē/


The actress playing the principal female part in a movie, play, or television show.
Example sentences
  • 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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