actor's line

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:'s line - words making up the dialogue of a playactor's line - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
dialog, dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
aside - a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
cue - an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
monologue - a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
soliloquy - a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
throwaway - words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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The actor's line readings can be almost flip at times--"Thanks for that," when news of Banquo's murder reaches him; or "The deed is done," after he slays Duncan--amusingly underplaying the gravity of his actions.
To be sure, the actor's line delivery is frequently eccentric, his voice as ragged as the clothing worn by a remarkably curly-haired cast.
Another trick was to get them to count slowly to three after the end of each piece of dialogue before saying the lines that came next, or to begin saying their lines three words before the end of the previous actor's lines creating an overlap.