Title role
Role R[^o]le, n. [F. See {Roll}.] A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the r[^o]le of philanthropist. [1913 Webster]

{Title r[^o]le}, the part, or character, which gives the title to a play, as the part of Hamlet in the play of that name. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • title role — title roles N COUNT: the N The title role in a play or film is the role referred to in the name of the play or film. My novel The Rector s Wife is being adapted for TV, with Lindsay Duncan in the title role …   English dictionary

  • title role — title ,role noun count the main part for someone in a movie, play, or opera, that has the same name as its title: He played the title role in Hamlet in 1992 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • title role — or title part or title character n. the character in a play, film, etc. whose name is used as or in its title …   English World dictionary

  • title role — ► NOUN ▪ the part in a play or film from which the work s title is taken …   English terms dictionary

  • title role — n the main acting part in a play or film, which is the same as the name of the play or film …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Title role — The title role in the performing arts is the performance part that gives the title to the piece, as in Aida , Giselle , Michael Collins or Othello . The actor, singer or dancer who performs that part is also said to have the title role . The… …   Wikipedia

  • title role — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms title role : singular title role plural title roles theatre, cinema the main part for someone in a film, play, opera etc that has the same name as its title He played the title role in Hamlet in 1992 …   English dictionary

  • title role —   the lead part in a movie or other production for an actor or actress, that is named after the title of the film   Example: Harrison Ford in the title role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), or Angelina Jolie in the title role of Lara …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • title role — (in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived: She sang the title role in Carmen. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • title role — /ˈtaɪtl roʊl/ (say tuytl rohl) noun (in a play, opera, etc.) the role or character from which the title is derived. Also, title part …   Australian English dictionary

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