figurant

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

figurant (plural figurants)

  1. An actor in the background lacking an aural presence.

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

figurant

  1. present participle of figurar

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French figurant. Surface analysis figureren +‎ -ant.

Noun[edit]

figurant m (plural figuranten, diminutive figurantje n, feminine figurante)

  1. (theater, movies) extra
  2. (figuratively) irrelevant person, bit player

Related terms[edit]


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

figurant

  1. present participle of figurer

Noun[edit]

figurant m (plural figurants)

  1. (film) extra
  2. (theater) bit player

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

figūrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of figūrō