figurant[fig′yo̵̅o̅ rənt, -ränt′; fig′yo̵̅o̅ ränt′]
figurant definition by Webster's New World
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- a member of a corps de ballet
- a supernumerary on the stage
Origin: French masculine present participle of figurer, to figure
figurant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A member of a corps de ballet who does not perform solos.
- A stage performer having no speaking part.
Origin: French, from present participle of figurer, to represent, from Old French, from Latin figūrāre, to form, from figūra, figure; see figure.