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"title role" in British English

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title rolenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
A ​titlerole in a ​play or ​film is the ​character referred to in ​itsname, usually the ​mainpart: She is ​currently to be ​seen at the National Theatre ​playing the ​titlerole in "Queen Christina".
(Definition of title role from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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title rolenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·t̬əl ˈroʊl/
the ​maincharacter 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)
Translations of “title role”
in Chinese (Simplified) 剧名角色, 片名角色…
in Turkish bir film veya oyuna adını veren karakterin rolü, başrol…
in Russian заглавная роль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劇名角色, 片名角色…
in Polish rola tytułowa…
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