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My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible.
Emilia Clarke

Meaning of "child actor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILD ACTOR

child actor  [tʃaɪld ˈæktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILD ACTOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Child actor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHILD ACTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

child actor

Child actor

The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting on stage or in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor. Closely associated is teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who reached popularity as a teenager. A notable child actor is Haley Joel Osment as well as child actress Shirley Temple. Many child actors find themselves struggling to adapt as they become adults. Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin are two particular famous child actors who eventually experienced much difficulty with the fame they acquired at a young age; Lohan's career resumed after an interruption of several years. Many child actors also become successful adult actors as well, an example being Mickey Rooney's career that included both the popular 1935 film A Midsummer Night's Dream and the popular 2011 film The Muppets.

Definition of child actor in the English dictionary

The definition of child actor in the dictionary is an actor who is a child.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILD ACTOR


abactor
æbˈæktə
acta
ˈæktə
actor
ˈæktə
chiropractor
ˈkaɪərəpræktə
coactor
kəʊˈæktə
compactor
kəmˈpæktə
contractor
ˈkɒntræktə
enactor
ɪnˈæktə
exacta
ɪkˈsæktə
extractor
ɪkˈstræktə
factor
ˈfæktə
hyperreactor
ˌhaɪpərɪˈæktə
nonactor
ˌnɒnˈæktə
one-acter
ˌwʌnˈæktə
reactor
rɪˈæktə
redactor
rɪˈdæktə
reenactor
ˌriːɪnˈæktə
tractor
ˈtræktə
transactor
trænzˈæktə
underactor
ˌʌndəˈæktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILD ACTOR

child abduction
child abuse
child abuser
child battering
child benefit
child bride
child cruelty
child development
child endowment
child genius
child guidance
child labour
child lock
child minder
child molester
child prodigy
Child Protection Register
child psychologist
child rearing
child restraint

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILD ACTOR

abstractor
benefactor
Caterpillar tractor
coagulation factor
cofactor
contributing factor
detractor
director
distractor
fusion reactor
growth factor
heavy-water reactor
nerve growth factor
nuclear reactor
power factor
protection factor
risk factor
subcontractor
supporting actor
wow factor
X factor

Synonyms and antonyms of child actor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «child actor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILD ACTOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

童星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

actor infantil
570 millions of speakers

English

child actor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाल कलाकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الممثل الطفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

актер-ребенок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ator mirim
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশু অভিনেতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfant acteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelakon kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kinderdarsteller
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

子役
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아역 배우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah aktor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

diễn viên nhí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தை நடிகர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाल कलाकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çocuk oyuncu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attore bambino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aktor dziecko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

актор - дитина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

actor copil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιδί ηθοποιός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kind akteur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barnskådespelare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barn skuespiller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of child actor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILD ACTOR»

The term «child actor» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about child actor

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHILD ACTOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word child actor.
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Asia Argento
Having been a child actor, I remember how directors would trick me to get good performances out of me. I don't think you need to do that.
2
Moises Arias
Not a lot of people make that transition from child actor to bigger, better roles.
3
David Boreanaz
I didn't grow up as child actor.
4
Morgan Brittany
At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work.
5
Zachery Ty Bryan
A lot of people try to paint this child actor stigma, but I always looked at it as a great opportunity.
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Emilia Clarke
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible.
7
Dexter Fletcher
It took me a long time to make that leap to being a grown-up and responsible adult because I carried on being a child actor into my late twenties. It's OK to be precocious when you're young, but when you're a man of about 27 or 28 and playing a 17-year-old in a TV show, it kind of prolongs your childhood.
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C. Thomas Howell
Going from a child actor to an adult actor is not an easy thing, and I was sort of lost in a no man's land for a while, trying to figure out who I was as a person, and going from a young actor to an adult actor.
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Lisa Jakub
My memoir is being published by Beaufort Books and will be available fall of 2015. It's about my unusual life as a child actor and how I made the unpopular choice to leave Hollywood, grow up, and stop pretending.
10
Jenny Lewis
I come from a very uncool profession: being a washed up child actor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILD ACTOR»

Discover the use of child actor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to child actor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child ...
"Here 39 former child actors talk candidly about their experiences on and off the set, the people they worked with, the pros and cons of being a child actor and what they did after their careers ended.
Tom Goldrup, Jim Goldrup, 2002
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Child Labor: A World History Companion
However, she may be regarded as a child actor who survived to achieve success as an adult performer. Mary Pickford had to fight to receive fair payment from the studios. However, company executives are not the only adults with whom ...
Sandy Hobbs, Jim McKechnie, Michael Lavalette, 1999
3
Child Actor Ethics: Children in Plays with Adult Themes
Many plays with adult themes involve a child character in order to help present controversial issues.
Meredith Ott, 2010
4
Modeling Dyadic and Interdependent Data in the Developmental ...
When adding effects on depression Time 2 while controlling for the correlation of the specific variable with depression Time 1, model comparisons revealed that child actor variance and child–mother relationship variance significantly predicted ...
Noel A. Card, James P. Selig, Professor Department of Psychology Todd Little, 2011
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Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of ...
64 Child Acting as Legitimate Child Work Supporters of stage work refused to categorize the child actor as a child worker. Francis Wilson, a leading actor of the period and a vocal spokesman for theater advocates, insisted that "By some ...
Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer, 1985
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The Child in Film: Tears, Fears and Fairy Tales
While all the child actors may be 'good' actors (they all seem convincing in their allotted roles), the audience's sympathy is aligned with Olive and by default with Breslin, as she – as the character and the child actor – is presented and ...
Karen Lury, 2010
7
Child Actor
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Richie Krishna Fergus, 2012
8
Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations
1n other words, the child actor effect will be underestimated. 1mportantly, if one of the paths in the model is underestimated, then the paths that are estimated while controlling for this underestimated path might be biased. For example, if the ...
Leon Kuczynski, 2003
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Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum ...
It is important to remember that a child actor does not necessarily need to be able to independently complete the entire skill or routine prior to filming. You can always record the child actor performing the skill in smaller increments. This would ...
Brenna Noland, Sarah Murray, 2012
10
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology
Who's this child? ACTOR 1 Him? Well? (To the child) Go on, tell him. (The child remains silent, doesn't answer any questions.) BHAGAVATA Who are you, child? – What's your name? – Where are you parents? ACTOR 1 You see? Not a word.
Helen Gilbert, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILD ACTOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term child actor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' child actor Harshali was selected …
Eversince the teaser of Salman Khan's upcoming movie 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' released, apart from the superstar, one actor who has been ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Here's Why Bajrangi Bhaijaan Child Actor Harshali Malhotra Was …
Salman-Harshaali-Malhotra The teaser of Bajrangi Bhaijaan was launched with a cute little girl who is lost at the railway station. This cute little ... «Business of Cinema, Jul 15»
3
Another Impostor Caught Posing As Studio Teacher: “My Daughter …
None of the more than a dozen filmmakers and parents interviewed for this story said that Westlund harmed any child actor; a few even said he ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
4
Memorial service set for George Wentzlaff, former child actor
A memorial service for George Wentzlaff, 69, a former child actor and longtime Camp Meeker resident, is set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elim ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
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Award-winning former child actor Naia 3 'Terminal Man'
Life for the child actor who won an award for his role in the movie “Magnifico” is less than magnificent these days. For four days now, Jiro Manio ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
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Multi-awarded actor Jiro Manio palaboy-laboy sa NAIA, nanghihingi …
Noong 2004, ang 12-anyos na si Manio ay nanalo sa Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Award bilang best child actor para ... «Bandera, Jun 15»
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Child Actor Manish meets with an accident!
Child Actor Manish meets with an accident! SHARE ON: Staff Writer — June 29, 2015 · Child Actor, Manish, accident. Mumbai: It's complete chaos on the sets of ... «Bollywood Dhamaka, Jun 15»
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'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' child actor Harshali Malhotra won't be part of …
Though Harshali Malhotra's performance in the trailer of Salman Khan starrer 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' has been much appreciated by all, reports ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Child actor Mahra proud to be face of UAE at Milan Expo
DUBAI // Mahra Mustafa has been surprised and delighted by the reaction from visitors to the UAE Pavilion at the Milan Expo. The Emirati actor ... «The National, Jun 15»
10
George Winslow, Child Actor Who Had a Moment With Marilyn, Dies …
George Winslow, a child actor with a deep, raspy voice and deadpan delivery who made a big move on Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

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