figurant

noun
fig·​u·​rant | \ ˈfigyəˌränt, -räⁿ, -rant, ˈfigyərənt \
plural -s

Definition of figurant

1 : a member of a dance troupe who dances only in groups or figures
2 : one that figures in a scene without speaking or without taking a prominent part

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History and Etymology for figurant

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

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“Figurant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figurant. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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