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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
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It is impossible to describe the shrieks of joy, the warm embraces, the knocks, and the friendly greetings with which that strange company of dramatic actors and actresses received Pinocchio.
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The Aussie actress was stopped by her fellow nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) on her way to the stage, tears welling in both actresses' eyes as they shared an embrace.