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I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
Celia Imrie

Meaning of "leading role" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEADING ROLE

leading role  [ˈliːdɪŋ rəʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEADING ROLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Leading role 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 LEADING ROLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Leading actor

A leading actor, leading actress, star, or simply lead, plays the role of the protagonist of a film or play. The word lead may also refer to the largest role in the piece and leading actor may refer to a person who typically plays such parts or an actor with a respected body of work. Some actors are typecast as leads, but most play the lead in some performances and supporting or character roles in others. Sometimes there is more than one significant leading role in a dramatic piece, and the actors are said to play co-leads; a large supporting role may be considered a secondary lead. Award nominations for acting often reflect such ambiguities. Thus, sometimes two actors in the same performance piece are nominated for Best Actor or Best Actress -- categories traditionally reserved for leads. For example, in 1935 Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone were each nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for Mutiny on the Bounty. There can even be controversy over whether a particular performance should be nominated in the Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress category.

Definition of leading role in the English dictionary

The definition of leading role in the dictionary is an important part. Other definition of leading role is most important role; star part.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEADING ROLE


casserole
ˈkæsəˌrəʊl
control
kənˈtrəʊl
drole
drəʊl
parole
pəˈrəʊl
patrol
pəˈtrəʊl
payroll
ˈpeɪˌrəʊl
rock-and-roll
ˌrɒkənˈrəʊl
role
rəʊl
roll
rəʊl
scroll
skrəʊl
stroll
strəʊl
Tirol
tɪˈrəʊl
troll
trəʊl
Tyrol
tɪˈrəʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEADING ROLE

leading aircraftsman
leading aircraftsmen
leading aircraftswoman
leading aircraftswomen
leading aircraftwoman
leading aircraftwomen
leading article
leading case
leading counsel
leading dog
leading edge
leading lady
leading light
leading man
leading note
leading question
leading rating
leading rein
leading reins
leading strings

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEADING ROLE

banderole
barcarole
board of parole
controle
escarole
fumarole
gender role
multirole
on parole
profiterole
prole
pyrrole
rigamarole
rigmarole
safrole
speaking role
starring role
supporting role
tetrapyrrole
title role

Synonyms and antonyms of leading role in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «leading role» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEADING ROLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

主导作用
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

papel de liderazgo
570 millions of speakers

English

leading role
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अग्रणी भूमिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دور رائد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ведущая роль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

papel de liderança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রধান চরিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rôle principal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

watak utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

führende Rolle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

主役
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선도적 인 역할
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Leading role
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vai trò hàng đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்னணி பாத்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रमुख भूमिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öncü rol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ruolo di primo piano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiodącą rolę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

провідна роль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rol principal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηγετικό ρόλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leidende rol
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ledande roll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ledende rolle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of leading role

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEADING ROLE»

The term «leading role» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.194 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEADING ROLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «leading role» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «leading role» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «LEADING ROLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word leading role.
1
Hassanal Bolkiah
We will host the Asean summit in November this year. It will be an occasion to reflect on our achievements collectively and to look at how Asean can maintain its leading role in regional and international cooperation.
2
Fabiola Gianotti
My efforts are focused on ensuring that CERN maintains a leading role in the fields of science, technology and education, and that it continues to be a place that unites scientists from around the world.
3
Kimiko Glenn
There aren't as many roles, and I think there's a lack of openness in casting an Asian character in a leading role or unless they're a stereotype. It's been hard. I've been able to play some non-stereotypical roles, which is great, but I have a lot of Asian actor friends who are struggling.
4
Jerry Greenfield
Now, when we face a problem like global warming, and you understand that the biggest impacts on global warming come from business and industry, I think business needs to take a leading role.
5
Melanie Griffith
People are not used to seeing an older woman on screen, unless she's playing a character role. Why can't they make a movie about a woman who's forty-five who's falling in love or getting divorced? Why does the leading role always have to be a woman who's twenty-three or twenty-eight?
6
Conrad Hilton
My new hotels will play a leading role in promoting world peace.
7
Celia Imrie
I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
8
Henry W. Kendall
Governments must now take a leading role in moving their nations in the right direction.
9
Jacob Latimore
I was in a movie called 'Vanishing on 7th Street,' and that was my first leading role in a movie. It's an apocalyptic thriller, and it's really cool. It's the first movie I ever shot.
10
Patina Miller
It was always my dream, to do a leading role on Broadway. It's what I went to college to do, in hopes of one day someone taking a chance on me and saying, 'You know what? You're going to be our girl.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEADING ROLE»

Discover the use of leading role in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to leading role and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A leading role for midwives?: evaluation of midwifery group ...
Assessment of midwifery practice in the UK
Isobel Allen, Shirley Bourke Dowling, Sandra Williams, 1996
2
Robert O. Anderson: Oil Man /environmentalist and His ...
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Jack Raymond, 1988
3
The leading role of large capitalization portfolio returns ...
This study examines the lead-lag patterns on the European markets between returns on portfolios sorted by size.
Irina Prodan, 2012
4
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Brand Medicine: The Role of Branding in the Pharmaceutical ...
This book by Interbrand Newell and Sorrell, the world's leading branding consultancy, provides cutting edge thinking on this area and lessons for anyone involved in brand development and management.
Tom Blackett, Rebecca Robins, 2001
7
At Home and Abroad: The Canada-US Relationship and Canada's ...
30 The document also states that Canada has played and will “continue to play an important role in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and defusing key intra- and interstate conflicts” ;“ “a leading role in strengthening  ...
Patrick Lennox, 2010
8
City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping ...
Respondents were first asked to relate the extent of involvement by these groups in terms of a five-part scale ranging from "no role" to a "leading" role in the final outcome. They were then asked to identify the role played by selected actors ...
Jered B. Carr, Richard C. Feiock, 2004
9
Ideology and the Collapse of the Soviet System: A Critical ...
On the other hand however, in the absence of a clear concept of socialism and a redefinition of the party's leading role in the light of it, the party was left without any precise guidelines as to how the activities of the people were to be channelled ...
Neil Robinson, 1995
10
Climate Change and European Leadership: A Sustainable Role ...
European Community and its Member States'.97 The leading role of the European Commission requires an explicit negotiating mandate by the Council. In contrast to the Presidency which is formally bound by the decisions taken in the ...
Joyeeta Gupta, M.J. Grubb, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEADING ROLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term leading role is used in the context of the following news items.
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Michael Johnson to play leading role in new Values Commission if …
American Michael Johnson will be part of a new Values Commission created to help ensures young athletes are aware of the dangers of ... «Insidethegames.biz, Jul 15»
2
Alnwick actor Daniel Hope takes leading role in West End musical
An Alnwick performer is to take on his first West End leading role in a top international musical. Daniel Hope, from Alnwick, has just landed the ... «Northumberland Gazette, Jul 15»
3
Putin, Russian Security Council note U.S. leading role in reaching …
Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 17 held a meeting with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council, his press secretary ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Jul 15»
4
Stirling Group boss aims for leading role in offshore revolution
The oil and gas industry downturn is a chance to revolutionise health and safety services, Stirling Group managing director Angus Neil said ... «Energy Voice, Jul 15»
5
President Xi Notes Leading Role of SOEs
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reiterated the leading role of state-owned enterprises in the country's economic reform. He made the remarks ... «CRIENGLISH.com, Jul 15»
6
Paul Rudd explains why he decided to take on the leading role in …
Paul Rudd discussed with ABC's "Nightline" on why he thought filmmakers felt he was a perfect fit for the leading role in Marvel's "Ant-Man. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
7
Wi-Fidelio: How a robot nabbed the leading role in a new opera in …
At a cultural time when most of us are happier to watch pirated lo-fi movie trailers on our phones than spend an evening at the theatre, a Berlin ... «Newstalk 106-108 fm, Jul 15»
8
Cornett takes on leading role among nation's mayors
Cornett takes on leading role among nation's mayors. by William Crum Published: July 15, 2015. Advertisement. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will serve ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
9
Kenya praised for leading role in women, children and adolescent …
The World Bank has commended Kenya for playing a leading role in the promotion of women, children and adolescent health. «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
10
AfDB Takes Leading Role in Raising Funds for Afig Fund-II, a …
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 an equity investment of up to USD 45 ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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