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actornoun [C]

 us   /ˈæk·tər/ (female actress,  /ˈæk·trəs/ )
  • actor noun [C] (PERFORM)

a ​person who ​plays the ​part of a ​character in a ​movie or ​play: The ​play has a ​cast of six actors.
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"actor" in British English

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actornoun [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 ​radioprogramme: "Who's ​yourfavourite actor?" "Robert de Niro."

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(Definition of actor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “actor”
in Arabic مُمَثِّل…
in Korean (남자)연기자…
in Portuguese ator, atriz…
in Catalan actor, actriu…
in Japanese 俳優…
in Chinese (Simplified) 演员…
in Turkish aktör, erkek oyuncu…
in Russian актер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 演員…
in Italian attore, attrice…
in Polish aktor…
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