Figurant definition

fĭgyə-ränt, -rănt, -räɴ
An actor in the background lacking an aural presence.
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A stage performer having no speaking part.
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A member of a corps de ballet.
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A supernumerary on the stage.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
figurant
Plural:
figurants

Origin of figurant

  • French from present participle of figurer to represent from Old French from Latin figūrāre to form from figūra figure figure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition