thespian


1thes·pi·an

adjective \ˈthes-pē-ən\

Definition of THESPIAN

1
capitalized :  of or relating to Thespis
2
often capitalized [from the tradition that Thespis was the originator of the actor's role] :  relating to the drama :  dramatic

First Known Use of THESPIAN

1567

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

2thespian

noun

Definition of THESPIAN

:  actor

Examples of THESPIAN

  1. a renowned thespian and director
  2. <although she's acted in a couple of horror movies, I'd hardly call her one of our more promising thespians>

First Known Use of THESPIAN

1827

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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