figurant[fig′yo̵̅o̅ rənt, -ränt′; fig′yo̵̅o̅ ränt′]
- a member of a corps de ballet
- a supernumerary on the stage
Origin of figurantFrench masculine present participle of figurer, to figure
A stage performer having no speaking part.
Origin of figurantFrench, from present participle of figurer, to represent, from Old French, from Latin figūrāre, to form, from figūra, figure; see figure.
- an actor in the background lacking an aural presence