Definition of figurant in English:

figurant

noun

  • A supernumerary actor who has little or nothing to say.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, present participle of figurer ‘to figure’.

Pronunciation

figurant

/ˈfɪɡjʊr(ə)nt/