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walk-on

(wôk′ŏn′, -ôn′)
n.
1.
a. A minor acting role, as in a play or on a television episode, usually without speaking lines.
b. A performer playing such a role.
2. Sports A collegiate athlete who has not been recruited and has no athletic scholarship.

walk′-on′ adj.

walk-on

n
(Theatre)
a. a small part in a play or theatrical entertainment, esp one without any lines
b. (as modifier): a walk-on part.
adj
(Aeronautics) (of an aircraft or air service) having seats to be booked immediately before departure rather than in advance

walk′-on`



n.
1. a small part in a play or other entertainment, esp. a part without speaking lines. Compare bit 2 (def. 4).
2. an athlete trying out for a team who has not been drafted, specifically invited, or awarded a scholarship.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic productionwalk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic production
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
Adj.1.walk-on - not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lineswalk-on - not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines; "had a nonspeaking role in the play"
Translations

walk-on

[ˈwɔːkɒn] ADJ walk-on part (Theat) → papel m de figurante or de comparsa (Cine) → papel m de extra

walk-on

[ˈwɔːkˌɒn] adj (Theatre) (part) → da comparsa
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