figurant

figurant

[fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahn]
noun
1.
a ballet dancer who does not perform solo.
2.
a performer with no spoken lines.
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figurant (ˈfɪɡjʊrənt)
 
n
1.  a ballet dancer who does group work but no solo roles
2.  theatre a minor character, esp one who does not speak
 
[C18: from French, from figurer to represent, appear, figure]
 
figurante
 
fem n

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