What is another word for Figurante?

Pronunciation: [fˌɪɡjʊɹˈɑːnte͡ɪ] (IPA)

Figurante is a term that denotes a person who has a non-speaking role in a production, such as a film or a play. There are many synonyms for the word, including extra, background actor, supporting artist, bit player, walk-on, or silent performer. These terms all denote someone who plays a minor role in a production, which may or may not be crucial to the overall performance. A figurante could play a range of roles, from a pedestrian on a crowded street to a minor character who only appears briefly in a particular scene. Regardless of the specifics, a figurante is an important element in many productions and enables directors to create a more immersive setting.

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What are the hypernyms for Figurante?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Figurante

In our country we often see an old woman bedizened like a Figurante, imagining that she shall gain the graces of youth by borrowing its garments.
"Manners and Social Usages"
Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
If so, you shall have in return the earliest intelligence of every new soprano, and the most elaborate criticisms on every budding Figurante of our court.
"The Disowned, Complete"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Although of very low origin, and by no means gifted with a handsome person, this lady, after having, rather late in life, obtained an introduction on the opera-stage as a common Figurante, contrived to insinuate herself into the good graces of some rich protectors.
"Paris As It Was and As It Is"
Francis W. Blagdon

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