speaking part/role

noun

: a part/role which requires saying something
She got a speaking part/role in the play.

Examples of speaking part/role in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump has no speaking role on Monday, but he is expected to return to the courthouse in lower Manhattan toward the end of the state's case when court records show he will be called as a witness. John Santucci, ABC News, 1 Oct. 2023 DeSantis had already locked in a speaking role at the Moms for Liberty National Summit in Philadelphia at the end of June, and on Monday, the group announced Trump would be there, too, as a keynote speaker. Finch Walker, USA TODAY, 5 June 2023 Lee Jung-jae also won best actor in a drama series, making history as the first person to win in the drama category for a non-English speaking role. Alicia Rancilio, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2023 That's largely because Mario ends up with a relatively minor speaking role in his own movie, pushed aside for other more take-charge characters. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 5 Apr. 2023 However, if the moderator is somehow also granted a speaking role, then the panel risks spiraling out of control—after all, who will moderate the moderator? Adrian Dearnell, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 Boban Marjanović, who the Mavericks traded the past year, has a speaking role. Dallas News, 15 Dec. 2022 In its eight seasons, the series only included Jessica Henwick, who’s of Chinese descent and was featured in eight episodes, in a speaking role. NBC News, 18 Nov. 2021 Though Eminem's appearance in the upcoming series is only a brief cameo without a speaking role, the rapper has, of course, flexed his acting chops before. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 18 Aug. 2021

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“Speaking part/role.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speaking%20part%2Frole. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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