Meaning of figurant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪɡjʊr(ə)nt/

nounfeminine noun figurante/ˌfɪɡjʊˈrɒ̃t/

  • A stage actor who has a small part with little or nothing to say.

    ‘The number of part-time or full-time film extras (or figurants) in Shanghai is not known but it is certain that their number is increasing rapidly as the entertainment business becomes more prosperous.’
    • ‘Don't worry figurant, he's not mad at you.’
    • ‘Holst's figurant represents humanity exposed to the occult powers of the unfixed stars as they orbit through the twelve astrological houses of the zodiac.’


French, present participle of figurer ‘to figure’.