Definition of leading lady noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


leading lady

; NAmE
Film people, People in theatre
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the actor with the main female part in a play or film/movie A lot of leading ladies end up falling in love with their leading men simply because they are working together so intensely. Bridget has been signed up as the latest leading lady in the hit comedy ‘Stay Lucky’. See related entries: Film people, People in theatre
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