playactor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playactor an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
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Usage

In literature:

Wretched playactor, we will put him in the pillory for his success.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The new emperor surrounded himself with buffoons, playactors, and boon-companions.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 433" by Various
Be the world thine Oyster, as the Playactor has it, and e'en open it with a Spadapoint.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
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