well acted

well act
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel akt]
    • /wɛl ækt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel akt]
    • /wɛl ækt/

Definitions of well acted words

  • noun well acted anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. 1
  • noun well acted the process of doing: caught in the act. 1
  • noun well acted a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict; statute; judgment, resolve, or award: an act of Congress. 1
  • noun well acted an instrument or document stating something done or transacted. 1
  • noun well acted one of the main divisions of a play or opera: the second act of Hamlet. 1
  • noun well acted a short performance by one or more entertainers, usually part of a variety show or radio or television program. 1

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Origin of well acted

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English act(e) (< Middle French) < Latin ācta, plural of āctum something done, noun use of past participle of agere to do (āg- past participle stem + -tum neuter past participle suffix); and directly < Latin āctus a doing (āg- + -tus suffix of v. action)

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Parts of speech for Well acted


well acted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

well acted usage trend in Literature

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