Definition of Histrion

1. Noun. A theatrical performer.

Exact synonyms: Actor, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Actress, Barnstormer, Play-actor, Playactor, Trouper, Character Actor, Comedian, Ham, Ham Actor, Heavy, Ingenue, Leading Man, Mime, Mimer, Mummer, Pantomimer, Pantomimist, Plant, Reenactor, Scene-stealer, Movie Actor, Screen Actor, Lead, Principal, Star, Extra, Spear Carrier, Supernumerary, Tragedian, Standby, Understudy, Upstager, Walk-on
Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Specialized synonyms: Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Woody Allen, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Barrymore, Herbert Blythe, Maurice Barrymore, Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Barrymore, John Barrymore, Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey Deforest Bogart, Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Burbage, Richard Burbage, Burton, Richard Burton, Cagney, James Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, Chevalier, Maurice Chevalier, Cooper, Frank Cooper, Gary Cooper, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Cronyn, Hume Blake Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Bing Crosby, Crosby, Harry Lillis Crosby, Dean, James Byron Dean, James Dean, De Niro, Robert De Niro, Depardieu, Gerard Depardieu, Drew, John Drew, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Julius Ullman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Fairbanks, Fonda, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Gable, William Clark Gable, David Garrick, Garrick, Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Mel Gibson, Arthur John Gielgud, Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud, Cary Grant, Grant, Granville-barker, Harley Granville-barker, Alec Guinness, Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, Hanks, Thomas J. Hanks, Tom Hanks, Harrison, Reginald Carey Harrison, Rex Harrison, Sir Rex Harrison, Heming, Hemminge, John Heming, John Hemminge, Dustin Hoffman, Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Howard, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard Stainer, Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, Jolson, Boris Karloff, Karloff, William Henry Pratt, Edmund Kean, Kean, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton, Keaton, Eugene Curran Kelly, Gene Kelly, Kelly, Charles Laughton, Laughton, Bruce Lee, Lee, Lee Yuen Kam, Jack Lemmon, John Uhler, Lemmon, Harold Clayton Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Lloyd, Laszlo Lowestein, Lorre, Peter Lorre, Bela Ferenc Blasko, Bela Lugosi, Lugosi, Alfred Lunt, Lunt, E. G. Marshall, Marshall, Martin, Steve Martin, James Mason, James Neville Mason, Mason, Mitchum, Robert Mitchum, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Moore, Newman, Paul Leonard Newman, Paul Newman, Baron Olivier Of Birghton, Laurence Olivier, Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, O'toole, Peter O'toole, Peter Seamus O'toole, Poitier, Sidney Poitier, Charles Robert Redford, Redford, Robert Redford, Ralph Richardson, Richardson, Sir Ralph David Richardson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinson, Robinson, George C. Scott, Scott, Peter Sellers, Sellers, Francis Albert Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Sinatra, Otis Skinner, Skinner, Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Stanislavsky, James Maitland Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Stewart, Israel Strassberg, Lee Strasberg, Strasberg, Erich Von Stroheim, Stroheim, Spencer Tracy, Tracy, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Tree, Peter Alexander Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Ustinov, Duke Wayne, John Wayne, Wayne, George Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Welles
Derivative terms: Act, Act, Play, Play, Thespian

Definition of Histrion

1. n. A player.

Definition of Histrion

1. Noun. (obsolete) A stage actor. ¹

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Definition of Histrion

1. an actor [n -S] - See also: actor

Lexicographical Neighbors of Histrion

histotoxic anoxia
histrion (current term)
histrionic personality
histrionic personality disorder
histrionic spasm

Literary usage of Histrion

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

1. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"... talk Of langue d'oïl and langue d'oc, Of Picardy and Aquitaine, Blanche of Castile and Charlemagne, Of ménestrel, trouvère, conteur, Mime, histrion, ..."

2. The Royal Phraseological English-French, French-English Dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1845)
"histrionICALLY, adv. en histrion. HIT, ». coup, m. Il it a lucky hit, c'est un coup heureux. By the blind hits of chance, par les coups du hasard aveugle. ..."

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