character actor


Definition of character actor

  1. :  an actor who is known for playing many different and unusual characters

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a conventionalized graphic device placed on an object as an indication of ownership, origin, or relationship

    :  a graphic symbol (as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing

    :  a magical or astrological emblem

  1. :  engrave, inscribe

    :  represent, portray

    :  characterize

  1. :  capable of portraying an unusual or eccentric personality often markedly different from the player

    :  requiring or involving the portrayal of an unusual or eccentric personality

  1. :  one that acts :  doer

    :  one who represents a character in a dramatic production

    :  a theatrical performer

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