Definition of bit part in English:

bit part

noun

  • A small acting role in a play or a movie.

    • ‘Never again will I accept a bit part as a laundry owner in a student film.’
    • ‘One of his first Hollywood roles was a bit part in Deep Impact.’
    • ‘He made his film debut 10 years later with a bit part in the 1959 film The Savage Innocents.’
    • ‘Why did Lawrence Fishburne take a bit part in this?’
    • ‘Characters with a bit part in one film become central characters in another and peripheral scenes in one film take on a whole new resonance in the next.’
    • ‘Later on in 1991 I had a bit part with Cliff in ‘Lethal Impact’, wherein Cliff takes off my head.’
    • ‘I had been hired for a bit part and he was so nice to me and so kind.’
    • ‘He was down to a bit part when the picture came out.’
    • ‘But almost everyone was too concerned with skyrocketing to fame with their indie band or landing a bit part in some MTV movie to be bothered by academics.’
    • ‘Had he been alive, I might have tried to get him a bit part in the remake of Lassie Come Home, which is to be filmed in Ireland.’
    • ‘They liked me, though, and they wrote in a bit part for me, but that got cut for Hollywood reasons, time constraints or whatever.’
    • ‘When Burton wanted Heston for a bit part, Zanuck booked a table at the very same Beverly Hills cafe and, some 30 years later, made the same begging plea.’
    • ‘The day after being sacked, he left for London to begin his acting career, starting with a bit part in Coriolanus.’
    • ‘Although the film was set in Yorkshire much of the filming was done in Rochdale and Mr and Mrs Woodcock's own son, Edward, has a bit part in the film.’
    • ‘Being the lead does not interest me, but I'll stunt double her and play a bit part.’
    • ‘Well, he had a bit part in the Shakespeare play ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream.’’
    • ‘During high school, he got a bit part as ‘The Noodle’ on WWWM - 105, now Magic 105 in Cleveland.’
    • ‘Also, blink and you'll miss Michael Caine in an uncredited bit part.’
    • ‘He also appeared at Harrogate Theatre as Edmund Kean and played a bit part in Coronation Street before stardom.’
    • ‘It is a bit part, but he is the only person in the film who projects the real Kennedy glamour.’
    part, character
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Pronunciation:

bit part

/ˈbit ˌpärt/