ac·​tion·​er ˈak-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce actioner (audio)
: a film dominated by a high degree of exciting action

Examples of actioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking of morally dubious actioners, this late-era Mel Gibson romp offers more than its fair share of thrills (and questionable curse words)., 31 Jan. 2024 The sell-through market has changed significantly since then, but the idea of Odenkirk and Kolstad returning for another off-beat actioner is certain to appeal to indie buyers in Berlin. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2024 Over the past five years its films have included the Guy Ritchie feature The Gentlemen, which starred Matthew McConaughey and has a Netflix series bowing in March, as well as Ritchie’s Jason Statham actioner The Wrath of Men. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Jan. 2024 In almost 100 years of the Oscar awards, fantasy and sci-fi film characters, along with actors in comedies, Westerns and actioners, almost never get any love. Steven Gaydos, Variety, 25 Jan. 2024 Heterosexual cis-gender people and their relationships are the basis for romcoms and featured in actioners. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 6 Jan. 2024 Butler broke out with the 2006 feature 300 and recently led the Lionsgate actioner Plane and the CIA thriller Kandahar. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Jan. 2024 The fairly conventional storyline is enlivened by the many doses of wry humor peppered throughout the tight script (Fast Charlie comes in at 90 minutes, a welcome exception to the bloated running times of so many actioners these days) by Richard Wenk (the Equalizer films, The Magnificent Seven). Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Dec. 2023 The Denzel Washington actioner will push beyond an $80 million domestic gross through Sunday. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 23 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


action + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actioner was in 1972

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“Actioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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