Definition of Playactor

1. Noun. An actor who travels around the country presenting plays.

Exact synonyms: Barnstormer, Play-actor, Trouper
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Derivative terms: Playact



Definition of Playactor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Playactor

play to win
play truant
play up
play well with others
play with fire
playa
playabilities
playability
playable
playact
playacted
playacting
playactings
playactor (current term)
playactors
playacts
playas
playathon
playathons
playback
playback singer
playbacks
playbill
playbills
playblast
playblasts
playboard
playboards

Literary usage of Playactor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Security Awareness in the 1990's: Feature Articles from the Security by Lynn F. Fischer (1998)
"In March 1993, the joint unit issued its final report, known as the playactor/SKYLIGHT report. The report did not describe the specific information ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... to be a playactor herself, going to perdition!" Then Miss Martha shed a few tears over the prospect for Marion, and over her sister's inconsistency. ..."

3. Shakespeare by Walter Alexander Raleigh (1907)
"At a crisis, the real man surprises the playactor, and pushes him aside. Angelo had underestimated the possibilities of temptation : O cunning enemy, ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"It will not be needful now to swear fealty to the Incredible, and traitorously cramp thyself into a cowardly canting playactor in God's Universe; or, ..."

5. Security Awareness in the 1990's: Feature Articles from the Security by Lynn F. Fischer (1998)
"In March 1993, the joint unit issued its final report, known as the playactor/SKYLIGHT report. The report did not describe the specific information ..."

6. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... to be a playactor herself, going to perdition!" Then Miss Martha shed a few tears over the prospect for Marion, and over her sister's inconsistency. ..."

7. Shakespeare by Walter Alexander Raleigh (1907)
"At a crisis, the real man surprises the playactor, and pushes him aside. Angelo had underestimated the possibilities of temptation : O cunning enemy, ..."

8. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"It will not be needful now to swear fealty to the Incredible, and traitorously cramp thyself into a cowardly canting playactor in God's Universe; or, ..."

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