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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahn]
    • /ˌfɪg yəˈrænt, -ˈrɑnt; French fi güˈrɑ̃/
    • /ˈfɪ.ɡjʊ.rənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahn]
    • /ˌfɪg yəˈrænt, -ˈrɑnt; French fi güˈrɑ̃/

Definitions of figurant word

  • noun figurant a ballet dancer who does not perform solo. 1
  • noun figurant a performer with no spoken lines. 1
  • noun figurant A supernumerary actor. 1
  • noun figurant a ballet dancer who does group work but no solo roles 0
  • noun figurant a minor character, esp one who does not speak 0
  • noun figurant a member of a corps de ballet 0

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Parts of speech for Figurant


figurant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

figurant usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for figurant

noun figurant

  • dancer — A dancer is a person who earns money by dancing, or a person who is dancing.
  • company — A company is a business organization that makes money by selling goods or services.
  • prima ballerina — the principal ballerina in a ballet company.
  • coryphee — leading dancer of a corps de ballet
  • danseur — a male ballet dancer

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