Definition of figurant in English:

figurant

Pronunciation /ˈfiɡyərənt//ˌfiɡ(y)əˈränt/

noun

  • A supernumerary actor.

    • ‘Don't worry figurant, he's not mad at you.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, present participle of figurer to figure.

Pronunciation

figurant

/ˈfiɡyərənt//ˌfiɡ(y)əˈränt/