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figurante

[fig-yuh-rant, -rahnt; French fee-gy-rahnt] /ˌfɪg yəˈrænt, -ˈrɑnt; French fi güˈrɑ̃t/
noun
1.
a ballerina who does not perform solo.
2.
a female performer with no spoken lines.
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  • "As a figurante, or dancer in the ballet, at a great theatre," replied the old woman.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • On the following day Miss Monroe called upon the manager of the great national theatre where a figurante was required.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • While she had been following the occupation of a figurante, he was devoting his time to dramatic composition.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • The angel appearing to Jeanne dArc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.

    Paris and its Story Thomas Okey
  • She was a bookbinder's accountant all the day, and in the evening she was a figurante at one of the theatres.

    My First Book: Various
  • The angel appearing to Jeanne d'Arc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • His doubts were, however, cleared up:—Ellen Monroe was a figurante and an actress!

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • Mademoiselle Deschamps, who was only a figurante, contrived to get on with a salary of only sixteen pounds.

  • Lady Castlemaine, who went by the name of "the lady," was cut by the king in favour of the fruit girl and the figurante.

    The Comic History Of England Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett

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