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Meaning of "actressy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTRESSY

actressy  [ˈæktrɪsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTRESSY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Actressy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACTRESSY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of actressy in the English dictionary

The definition of actressy in the dictionary is exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTRESSY


Chrissie
ˈkrɪsɪ
clerisy
ˈklɛrɪsɪ
courtesy
ˈkɜːtɪsɪ
headmistressy
ˌhɛdˈmɪstrɪsɪ
icy
ˈaɪsɪ
lacey
ˈleɪsɪ
lacy
ˈleɪsɪ
missy
ˈmɪsɪ
Odyssey
ˈɒdɪsɪ
pleurisy
ˈplʊərɪsɪ
policy
ˈpɒlɪsɪ
pricey
ˈpraɪsɪ
prissy
ˈprɪsɪ
prophecy
ˈprɒfɪsɪ
schoolmistressy
ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪsɪ
secrecy
ˈsiːkrɪsɪ
sissy
ˈsɪsɪ
spicy
ˈspaɪsɪ
Sulawesi
ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ
Tracy
ˈtreɪsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTRESSY

activity method
activize
actomyosin
acton
actor
actorish
actorly
Actors´ Equity Association
ACTRA
actress
Acts
Acts of the Apostles
ACTT
ACTU
actual
actual bodily harm
actual sin
actual total loss
actualisation
actualise

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTRESSY

bossy
businessy
classy
Cressy
Debussy
dressy
embassy
fussy
glossy
governessy
grassy
hussy
messy
mossy
pressy
pussy
sassy
seamstressy
stressy
tressy

Synonyms and antonyms of actressy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «actressy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTRESSY

Find out the translation of actressy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of actressy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «actressy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

actressy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

actressy
570 millions of speakers

English

actressy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

actressy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

actressy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

actressy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

actressy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

actressy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

actressy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelakon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

actressy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

actressy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

actressy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aktris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

actressy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

actressy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अभिनेत्री
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

actressy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

actressy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

actressy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

actressy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

actressy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

actressy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

actressy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

actressy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

actressy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of actressy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTRESSY»

The term «actressy» is used very little and occupies the 162.781 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTRESSY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about actressy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTRESSY»

Discover the use of actressy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to actressy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, ...
In one article, Glorious Gohar, now respectfully called Goharbai Mamajiwala (bai is a suffix in Marathi affixed to married women), was represented as a ''good'' woman character through the assertion that there was ''nothing 'actressy' . . . about ...
The Modern Girl around the World Research Group, Alys Eve Weinbaum, Lynn M. Thomas, 2008
2
A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
She spoke in her actressy voice, her lines like lines in a play, as when I'd first met her at the Oberoi Grand. And because she seemed so well rehearsed, I was especially on guard. The waiter in the white uniform spread a cloth over a stone ta- ...
Paul Theroux, 2010
3
TV Guide
Naturally I can't tell them that I never made a picture in my whole life: it's probably that I just look vaguely familiar to them, and Heather Young does sound like an actressy name. But as I said, I don't think I look actressy, and I don't feel actressy.
4
Oxford Dictionary of English
... a female actor. USAGE SeeUSAGE atACTOR. USAGE SeeUSAGE atACTOR. actressy 7adjective (of a woman) self-consciously theatrical or emotionally volatile: her actressy manner. actual /ˈaktʃʊəl, -tjʊəl/ 7adjective 1 existing in fact ...
Angus Stevenson, 2010
5
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography
Joan is often “actressy” and artificial, if effective—as this is a very theatrical piece, it works. The picture survives the stylized acting, but toward the end it becomes rather conventional. Also, we get the point of view of both wife and mistress, but ...
Lawrence J. Quirk, William Schoell, 2013
6
The Writing Life: Journals, 1975-2005
I sit opposite a very actressy English actress who flirts and tells me of once having performed in Fort McMurray and Prince Rupert. Then we all troop down to the Upper Library for Peggy's talk. Fraser, just off a plane from Europe with mo—  ...
George Fetherling, Brian Busby, 2013
7
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
That is, purely semantic explanations could not rule out a sequence of -ess-ic ( not attested in COCA) while allowing -ess-y (attested in COCA in actressy, mistressy, waitressy). 21.2.2 Prefix combinations A similar picture emerges with prefixes.
Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, Ingo Plag, 2013
8
The Grey Zone
Abigail Revasch is also fine as a naked near-corpse, later a bewildered survivor sunk into mutism. Only when she speaks at last does she become distressingly actressy, but there the author also makes his one misstep. He tries to wax poetic,  ...
9
The Human Stain
For three hours she held Coleman entranced by her comedy, her outrage, her hair, and by her flair for manufacturing excitement, by a frenzied, untrained adolescent intellect and an actressy ability to enkindle herself and believe her every ...
Philip Roth, 2010
10
Stone Arabia: A Novel
This is a sketchy thing to discuss, but I was frankly pretty in a very actressy way. I had that extrapretty shine that seems to fix to actors, a shimmery charisma that you can't miss even if the actor has unwashed hair and no makeup on. Isaw Cary  ...
Dana Spiotta, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTRESSY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term actressy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Recalling Sarah Charlesworth's Photographs
Ms. Sherman had already completed her now-classic “Film Stills,” dressing up in actressy guises and musing on the malleability of female ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
2
Oh my word Historic, Historical & Histrionic
Usually, it connotes derogatoriness, histrionic means theatrical, affected, dramatic, forced, actorly or actressy, unnatural, and artificial; but ... «The Hans India, Jun 15»
3
Director Pete Docter's "Inside Out" springs from a single, terrific idea
“Inside Out” follows a few months in the life of Riley, voiced with un-actressy directness by Kaitlyn Dias. She's the daughter of a loving ... «Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jun 15»
4
Sam Waterston Wields Prospero's Staff In Breezy 'Tempest' – Review
Francesca Carpanini is a willowy, actressy Miranda not well complemented by Rodney Richardson's earnest Ferdinand. Chris Perfetti's Ariel is, ... «Deadline, Jun 15»
5
'Orange is the New Black' returns, and 'Women in Prison' debuts
The two — who frankly now look a little too pretty and actressy compared with the rest of the very real-looking cast — have romantic scenes in ... «NorthJersey.com, Jun 15»
6
The Elephant Man, Theatre Royal Haymarket
... as the ambitious, talented Treves; and Patricia Clarkson as Mrs Kendal gives a very funny portrait of actressy vanity in a lady of riper years. «The Sunday Times, Jun 15»
7
Judith Woods: Get real, Isabella Rossellini, it's tough for us all
But she hasn't half been spouting a load of actressy tosh at Cannes. Motherhood, the 62-year-old declares, remains the great barrier to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
8
Cannes: These 13 Things Really Happened In Salma Hayek's …
Perhaps you recently caught the gonzo trailer for Matteo Garrone's Tale of Tales, in which Salma Hayek eschews the usual actressy meal of a ... «Vulture, May 15»
9
The Players' You Should Be So Lucky
He's constantly overshadowed by his very actressy actress sister, Polly (Jennifer Eddy), and he's barely paying his bills. That all changes from ... «Sarasota, Apr 15»
10
Jennifer Ehle: on nude scenes, Pride and Prejudice and why she …
The street is not somewhere one would wish to linger after dark, and downstairs is a factory making dog boots, but the un-actressy Ehle, 45, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Actressy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/actressy>. Jan 2021 ».
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