leading man


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leading man

n
(Theatre) a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc
leading lady fem n
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lead′ing man′

(ˈli dɪŋ)
n.
an actor who plays the principal male role in a motion picture or play.
[1695–1705]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leading man - actor who plays the leading male roleleading man - actor who plays the leading male role
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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Translations

leading man

n (Theatre) → primo attore
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