actress

play
noun ac·tress \ˈak-trəs\

Definition of actress

  1. :  a woman who is an actor

actressy

play \-trə-sē\ adjective

1586

First Known Use of actress

1586


ACTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

actress

play
noun ac·tress \ˈak-trəs\

Definition of actress for English Language Learners

  • : a woman or girl who acts in a play, movie, etc. : a female actor


ACTRESS Defined for Kids

actress

play
noun ac·tress \ˈak-trəs\

Definition of actress for Students

  1. :  a woman or girl who acts especially in a play or movie



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