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A.Word.A.Day--thespian

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thespian (THES-pee-uhn) adjective

1. Of or relating to drama; dramatic.

2. Thespian. Of or relating to Thespis.

noun

An actor or actress.

[From Thespis, Greek poet (sixth century B.C.), who reputedly originated Greek tragedy.]

"Young songbirds, dancers and thespians will take the stage Saturday to compete in the 16th annual Heritage Arts Center Association's Spotlight on Talent contest." Maria Victoria Ayarza, Youngsters to display their talent, The Tampa Tribune, Apr 16, 1999.

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