character actor

noun

Definition of character actor

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : a magical or astrological emblem

  1. : engrave, inscribe

  2. : represent, portray

  3. : characterize

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

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

actor play
  1. : one that acts : doer

  2. : one who represents a character in a dramatic production

  3. : a theatrical performer


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