Meaning of “title role” in the English Dictionary

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"title role" in British English

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title rolenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈtaɪ.təl ˌrəʊl/ us /ˈtaɪ.t̬əl ˌroʊl/

A title role in a play or film is the character referred to in its name, usually the main part:

She is currently to be seen at the National Theatre playing the title role in "Queen Christina".

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

"title role" in American English

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title rolenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑɪ·t̬əl ˈroʊl/

the main character in a play or movie whose name is in its title:

Brando played the title role in "The Godfather."

(Definition of “title role” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)