/ˈæktə / (say 'aktuh)

1. someone who plays the part of a character in a dramatic performance: *He reckoned that he had the face and cut of an actor, could mimic any man's voice, and had wonderful control over his features. –henry lawson, 1907.
2. someone who takes part in or plays a role in an event, exploit, etc.: *{I was} unable to repress … an impulse of hero-worship as I sought the sole actor in the successful diversion –russel ward, 1966.
3. someone who behaves histrionically.
4. Colloquial someone whose ordinary behaviour is often ostentatious, bizarre or showy.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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