actress


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ac·tress

 (ăk′trĭs)
n.
A woman who is an actor. See Usage Note at -ess.

actress

(ˈæktrɪs)
n
1. (Theatre) a woman who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc
2. informal a woman who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others

ac•tress

(ˈæk trɪs)

n.
a woman who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, etc., esp. professionally.
[1580–90]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actress - a female actoractress - a female actor      
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
leading lady - actress who plays the leading female role
starlet - a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
tragedienne - an actress who specializes in tragic roles

actress

noun
A theatrical performer:
Translations
актриса
herečka
skuespiller
näitlejannanäitlejatar
näyttelijätär
glumica
színésznő
leikkona
女優
여자 배우
actrix
actriţă
herečka
igralka
skådespelerska
นักแสดงหญิง
nữ diễn viên

actress

[ˈæktrɪs] Nactriz f

actress

[ˈæktrəs] nactrice f
She is an actress → Elle est actrice.
She is a well-known actress → Elle est une actrice connue.

actress

n (lit, fig)Schauspielerin f

actress

[ˈæktrɪs] nattrice f

actress

مـُمَثِّلَة herečka skuespiller Schauspielerin ηθοποιός actriz näyttelijätär actrice glumica attrice 女優 여자 배우 actrice skuespillerinne aktorka atriz актриса skådespelerska นักแสดงหญิง kadın oyuncu nữ diễn viên 女演员
References in classic literature ?
You are the best actress we've got, and there'll be an end of everything if you quit the boards," said Jo.
I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.
If airs and graces make an actress, ma'am, Magdalen's performance will astonish us all.
She repeatedly alarmed her mother by broaching projects of becoming a hospital nurse, a public singer, or an actress.
Their voices penetrated the wall; and it was always an actress called Christine Daae that was in question.
At first, a poor youth battling with adversity; then the lover of an actress, whom he followed through the provinces, play-writing for the strolling troupe to which she was attached; the next, secretary to a high personage engaged in a mission to Thibet; then soldier, and finally poet of renown, acquiring with his latter years the fortune and honours denied him in his youth.
It was, however, necessary to affect weakness and pain--not a very difficult task for so finished an actress as Milady.
It is very strange," said Albert, "to hear such words proceed from the mouth of any one but an actress on the stage, and one needs constantly to be saying to one's self,
Simplicity, indeed, is beyond the reach of almost every actress by profession.
Prascovia," began the Grandmother, "is what I have just heard through a side wind true--namely, that this fool of a stepfather of yours is going to marry that silly whirligig of a Frenchwoman--that actress, or something worse?
The duchess recited this amazing "legend" with a smooth self-possession which gave the speech to Newman's mind, the air of being a bit of amusing dialogue in a play, delivered by a veteran comic actress.
So Harvey came back to East Gloucester, and spent half a day explaining to an amused actress with a royal reputation on two seaboards the inwardness of the mistake she contemplated; and she admitted that it was justice, even as Disko had said.