leading man

noun

Definition of leading man

: an actor who plays the leading male role

Examples of leading man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson’s leading man appeal guides this adventure through eye-popping effects and genuinely emotional moments. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 2 May 2022 With viewership steadily declining across broadcast, the show still ranked as one of ABC’s top in the 18-49 demo in its 26th season, which starred leading man Clayton Echard. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 Outlander is officially back, and leading man Sam Heughan has assured fans that the sixth season will feature even more of the show's trademark steamy love scenes. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 10 Mar. 2022 Not to mention, J.J. Abrams also recently announced that a fourth Star Trek film is in the works, in which Pine previously starred as leading man Captain James T. Kirk. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2022 Carrey has been beloved by many since his breakout in the early '90s sketch comedy series In Living Color, followed immediately by his comedic leading man roles in Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 17 Jan. 2022 The leading man masterfully wields such hefty dialogue, filled with complex rhythms that demand pointed and precise articulation. Nick Romano, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2022 The timepiece in question is an 18-karat yellow gold Oysterquartz Day Date that the legendary leading man reportedly wore on-screen in several films, such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and A Shock to the System. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2022 But the Miami Heat’s leading man also appreciates offering what is needed. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of leading man

1827, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Leading man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leading%20man. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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