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English definition of “leading lady”

leading lady

noun [C]     /ˌliː.dɪŋˈleɪ.di/
the female actor who has the most important part in a play or a filmActors and performers
(Definition of leading lady noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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