Definitions for acting
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word acting.
acting, playing, playacting, performingadjective
the performance of a part or role in a drama
serving temporarily especially as a substitute
"the acting president"
An intended action or deed.
The occupation of an actor.
The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode. Acting involves a broad range of skills, including a well-developed imagination, emotional facility, physical expressivity, vocal projection, clarity of speech, and the ability to interpret drama. Acting also demands an ability to employ dialects, accents, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, and stage combat. Many actors train at length in specialist programs or colleges to develop these skills. The vast majority of professional actors have undergone extensive training. Actors and actresses will often have many instructors and teachers for a full range of training involving singing, scene-work, audition techniques, and acting for camera. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (Greek: ὑπόκρισις, hypokrisis) discuss it as part of rhetoric.
Acting is the art and profession of performing a character or role in a play, film, television show, or any other form of entertainment. It involves the ability to portray believable emotions, behaviors, and situations through the use of vocal, physical, and emotional expression. Actors use their skill and training to bring a scripted or improvised text to life, engaging with their fellow performers and the audience to create a compelling and believable performance within a given fictional world or narrative.
operating in any way
doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent
Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting discuss it as part of rhetoric.
Verb form of the word act.
The acting manager of the hotel did a fantastic job.
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The numerical value of acting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I like acting. It gives me more flexibility. Do you understand that? i like acting. So we have a few that are acting. We have a great, great Cabinet.
Acting childish seems to come naturally, but acting like an adult, no matter how old we are, just doesn't come easy to us.
Since assuming his new role on Feb. 20, Acting DNI Acting DNI Grenell and the ODNI leadership team have embarked on a careful review of these studies completed prior to his arrival, with an eye to implementing key recommendations, while the review is underway, Acting DNI Grenell has asked for a temporary, short-term pause in external hiring. A similar hiring pause was implemented in 2018 as part of ODNI's first Transformation effort.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
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- geschäftsführend, stellvertretend, amtierenderGerman
- väliaikainen, virkaa toimittavaFinnish
- intérimaire, par intérimFrench
- p.o., pełniący obowiązki, pełniąca obowiązkiPolish
- temporário, interinoPortuguese
- и.о., исполняющий обязанностиRussian
- вршилац дужностиSerbo-Croatian
- tillförordnad, stf, ställföreträdande, tfSwedish
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