figurant

noun fig·u·rant

Definition of figurant

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a member of a dance troupe who dances only in groups or figures

  2. 2 :  one that figures in a scene without speaking or without taking a prominent part

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Origin and Etymology of figurant

French figurant, from present participle of figurer to figure, represent, appear — more at figure


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