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title role

noun
1.
(in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived: She sang the title role in Carmen.
Origin of title role
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Two dreams beset him in his momentary slumber—one of a play in which the title-role of the general manager was always unfilled.

  • Niemann, cast in an heroic mould, had been secured for the title-role.

    Life of Wagner Louis Nohl
British Dictionary definitions for title-role

title role

noun
1.
the role of the character after whom a play, etc, is named
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