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Title role   /tˈaɪtəl roʊl/   Listen
Title role

The role of the character after whom the play is named.  Synonym: name part.

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"Title role" Quotes from Famous Books

... whom "life had always cast for the leading business" and who "bears himself in a manner befitting the title role." In pursuance of this destiny he becomes a mining speculator, betrays his confiding partner and everybody else who will trust, and when success seems within his grasp is thwarted by the discovery of a man he had supposed to be dead. The woman he would have married ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook • The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

Words linked to "Title role" :   part, character, theatrical role, persona, role, name part

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