scene-stealer

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scene-steal·er

(sēn′stē′lər)
n.
An actor who draws attention from or overshadows other actors in the same production, as by quality of performance or onstage demeanor.

scene′-steal`er



n.
a performer, as in a play, who draws the audience's attention away from the other players.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scenescene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene; "babies are natural scene-stealers"
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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