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thes·pi·an

 (thĕs′pē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents.
2. Thespian Of or relating to Thespis.
n.
An actor or actress.

Thespian

(ˈθɛspɪən)
adj
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)

adj.
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.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thespian - a theatrical performerthespian - 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
ham actor, ham - an unskilled actor who overacts
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"
movie actor, screen actor - an actor who plays a role in a film
principal, star, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
extra, spear carrier, supernumerary - a minor actor in crowd scenes
tragedian - an actor who specializes in tragic roles
understudy, standby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
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"

thespian

adjective
Of or relating to drama or the theater:
noun
A theatrical performer:
Translations

Thespian

[ˈθespɪən]
A. ADJ
1. (= of Thespis) → de Tespis
2. (fig) → dramático, trágico
B. Nactor m, actriz f

thespian

(liter, hum)
adjdramatisch; thespian artSchauspielkunst f
nMime m, → Mimin f
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