Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to drama; dramatic: thespian talents.
  • adj. Of or relating to Thespis.
  • n. An actor or actress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to drama and acting; dramatic, theatrical
  • n. an actor or player

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Thespis; hence, relating to the drama; dramatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to Thespis, a semi-legendary Greek poet of Icaria in Attica, often called the father of tragedy; relating or pertaining to dramatic acting in general; dramatic; tragic: as, the Thespian art, the drama.
  • n. An actor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a theatrical performer
  • adj. of or relating to drama

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  • Haha! Just my thoughts.

    February 21, 2009

  • Well, in primary school it might be, depending on the school.

    February 20, 2009

  • I thought it was a dirty word in primary school.

    February 19, 2009

  • ....aaaaaaaaaaand scene.
    *takes a bow*

    February 18, 2009

  • I haven't heard this word used for the longest time. I'd almost forgotten it exists.

    February 18, 2009

  • BRILLIANT!

    February 18, 2009

  • ACTING!

    February 18, 2009

  • Mary Jo, you're looking thin
    You're reading a book, "The State I'm In"
    But oh, it doesn't help at all
    Cause what you want is a cigarette
    And a thespian with a Caravanette in Hull.


    (Mary Jo, by Belle and Sebastian)

    September 18, 2008