act·​er ˈak-tər How to pronounce acter (audio)
plural acters
: a play that has a specified number of acts
used in combination
Arthur Miller's two one-acters, presented under the collective title "Danger: Memory!" at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, don't amount to much.Edith Oliver, New Yorker, 23 Feb. 1987
a two-acter

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acter was in 1859

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“Acter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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