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1. Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents.
2. Thespian Of or relating to Thespis.
An actor or actress.
1. (Biography) of or relating to Thespis
2. (Theatre) (usually not capital) of or relating to drama and the theatre; dramatic
n (usually not capital)
(Professions) often facetious an actor or actress
Thes•pi•an(ˈθɛs pi ən)
1. (often l.c.) pertaining to tragedy or to the dramatic art in general.
2. of or characteristic of Thespis.n.
3. (usu. l.c.) an actor or actress.
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|Noun||1.||thespian - a theatrical performer |
actress - a female actor
barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper - an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
comedian - an actor in a comedy
heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
ingenue - an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading man - actor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
reenactor - a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
scene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene; "babies are natural scene-stealers"
tragedian - an actor who specializes in tragic roles
upstager - a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
walk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic production
|Adj.||1.||thespian - of or relating to drama; "the movie director had thespian cooperation"|