starring role

starring role
starring role UK US noun [countable] [singular starring role plural starring roles]
a main part for an actor in a film, play, television programme etc
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  • starring role — noun count a main part or character in a movie, play, television program, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • starring role — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms starring role : singular starring role plural starring roles a main part for an actor in a film, play, television programme etc …   English dictionary

  • role — W3 [rəul US roul] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: rôle roll, role , from Old French rolle; ROLL2] 1.) the way in which someone or something is involved in an activity or situation, and how much influence they have on it role in ▪ the role… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • role — [ roul ] noun count *** 1. ) the purpose or influence of someone or something in a particular situation: It s not my role to tell the politicians what to do. role in: We expect parents to have a key role in this discussion. play a role: Labor… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • role — noun 1 in a play, film/movie, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ lead, leading, starring, title ▪ He has the starring role in the movie. ▪ She sings the title role in Tosca. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • role */*/*/ — UK [rəʊl] / US [roʊl] noun [countable] Word forms role : singular role plural roles 1) the purpose or influence of someone or something in a particular situation It s not my role to tell the politicians what to do. role in: We expect parents to… …   English dictionary

  • starring — adjective indicating the most important performer or role the leading man prima ballerina prima donna a star figure skater the starring role a stellar role a stellar performance …   Useful english dictionary

  • starring — 1. adjective of, relating to, or in the manner of a star Charlton Heston had a starring role in Ben Hur. 2. verb (with a film as its subject) That which has the specified actor or actors, especially those in lead roles, in its cast. Ben Hur,… …   Wiktionary

  • starring — verb 1 (I) to act the part of the main character in a film or play: She will star in the Los Angeles production of Phantom this year. 2 (T) if a film or play stars someone, that person acts the part of the main character: a film starring Meryl… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • role — n. 1) to assume, take (on) a role 2) to assign, hand out roles 3) to interpret; perform, play; understudy a role 4) an active; key; leading; passive; secondary; starring; supporting; title role 5) (misc.) cast in the role of * * * [rəʊl] hand out …   Combinatory dictionary

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