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Definition of "thespian" [thes•pi•an]

  • Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to Thespis. (adjective)
  • An actor or actress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thespian" in a sentence
  • "That sounded strange to me, so I called my thespian friend, Eric Oleson (it's okay to call him that because he's openly thespian)."
  • "Growing up, Suzy Berger would cringe when she was called a thespian."
  • "Frankly I don't know why, it's not like his career has taken off in a different direction or anything, sure it's gone another way, but he's not become known as a thespian all of a sudden!"