Definitions

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  • adj. Not singing.
  • adj. Not pertaining to singing.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ singing

Examples

  • I doubt, for instance, that any production of "Follies" has ever had a Dimitri Weismann half so memorable as Mike Nussbaum, the ferocious Shylock of Barbara Gaines's 2005 Chicago Shakespeare production of "The Merchant of Venice," who takes a tiny nonsinging part and turns it into a finely etched cameo.

    The 'Follies' of Our Dreams

  • Just to mess with your mind, Tim McGraw, who actually is a denizen of the modern Nashville, shows up in a nonsinging role.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Country Strong

  • The cardinal flaw of Howard Jones, to me, was always his thin, reedy, unexpressive, whingy nonsinging.

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  • Agamemnon and Clytemnestre (nonsinging actors) also appeared: In one poignant moment, Iphigénie and Oreste, mysteriously drawn to each other, crouched on either side of a wall that dissolved to reveal their mother standing between them, her hands on their heads.

    A Family Cursed,

  • Its source, at least indirectly, was Ann Thomas, still a nonsinging Ikette, and more than ever the object of Ike's most heated attentions.

    I Tina

  • In this ongoing game of advance and retreat in which neither blames the other for running away, there are two nonsinging choruses: the members of Angélique's 12-step group and Jean-René's loyal staff at the Chocolate Mill.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Copeland Woodruff's staging surrounded the Moss family and the handful of other singing characters with a mostly nonsinging crowd that represented the community.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The nonsinging associates are alto saxist Stephanie Long, drummer Barbara Merjan, bassist David Ostrem, and pianist

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  • Along with other good things, it establishes Laura Benanti, already known in musicals ( "Gypsy"), as an absolute star with this nonsinging role.

    1. BroadwayStars News Report

  • Also honored were two performers who have taken on multiple nonsinging roles in Tulsa Opera productions: Bob Kendall, who has been in 39 productions, and

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