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actor

noun [C] uk   /ˈæk.tər/ us    /-tɚ/ (female also actress)
A2 someone who pretends to be someone else while performing in a film, play, or television or radio programme: "Who's your favourite actor?" "Robert de Niro."Actors and performers
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