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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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thespian

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

Thespian

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

(liter, hum)
adjdramatisch; thespian artSchauspielkunst f
nMime m, → Mimin f
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References in classic literature ?
And that this Aeolic speaking poet was a Boeotian of Ascra seems even more certain, since the tradition is never once disputed, insignificant though the place was, even before its destruction by the Thespians.
Magic!" The scorn which Momaya crowded into that single word would have done credit to a Thespian of the first magnitude.
Also present were fellow thespians in the comedy industry, among them MC Coconut, Laugh Industry's Ken Waudo, comedian Butita and events organiser Chris Kirwa.
Join the Rend Lake College Thespians for a night of hilarity during the annual Improv Comedy Night.
WANNABE actors who can play someone with a British Indian/ Pakistani background are needed by Huddersfield Thespians for two 'scholarly' productions later this year.
The Merrillville Thespian Booster Club is calling to action local business leaders to support the Merrillville Drama Club with time and resources in support of the Merrillville High School Thespians.
Instead he has adopted the strategy of rehearsing for the reader a series of four well imagined encounters between thespians and philosophers, beginning with the debate presented in Plato's Symposium between Socrates and two playwrights--Agathon, a tragedian and Aristophanes, a comedian--over the relative dignity of philosophy and dramatic poetry.
Philosophers & Thespians: Thinking Performance.
FORMED in April last year, Scouse band The Thespians performed their first gig at Liverpool''s Mathew St Festival.
It describes four historical encounters between thespian-like philosophers and philosophically inclined thespians. The encounters are constituted variously by texts, conversations, letters, meetings, and shared projects.
Rokem (art, Tel Aviv U.) focuses on four specific encounters between philosophers and thespians in order to explore relationships between the discursive practices of theater and philosophy.