Meaning of “juvenile lead” in the English Dictionary

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"juvenile lead" in British English

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juvenile leadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒuː.vən.aɪl ˈliːd/ us /ˌdʒuː.vən.nəl ˈliːd/

the most important part that is performed by a young actor in a play or film:

Rachael is playing the juvenile lead in the Christmas show.

(Definition of “juvenile lead” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)