ac·​tion·​er | \ ˈak-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce actioner (audio) \

Definition of actioner

: a film dominated by a high degree of exciting action

Examples of actioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slight spoiler, but the kid (Isabella Sermon) gets kidnapped, sending Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard into what amounts to a spy actioner with dinosaurs. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 8 June 2022 One exception is Cinemark, which has shown titles like Dwayne Johnson actioner Red Notice. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2022 Kinnaman is pictured above in an exclusive first look still from the actioner. Carole Horst, Variety, 17 May 2022 Who at this point still walks into a period actioner like this and doesn’t know what to expect? Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 Open Road and Briarcliff’s Memory, their fourth Liam Neeson-starring actioner since September of 2020, was the lone new wide release of the weekend. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Just to watch this deliriously dumb actioner is an amber-threat-level event best avoided by those with pacemakers or PhDs; imagine actually making it. Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Luke Sparke, director of the sci-fi actioner Occupation, is set to write and direct an adaptation of Ethan Pettus’ Primitive War sci-fi military book series as a sci-fi horror pic. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Feb. 2022 Presuming the Simu Liu/Awkwafina/Tony Leung/Michelle Yeoh actioner taps out at $225-$230 million domestic, well, F9 and No Time to Die might not have even grossed that much even in a non-Covid circumstance. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of actioner

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actioner

action + -er entry 2

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Actioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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