[ noun ] (theater) the performance of a part or role in a drama
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
Thereafter the audience waxed applause happy , but discriminating operagoers reserved judgment as her singing showed signs of strain , her musicianship some questionable procedure and her acting uncomfortable stylization .(The Providence Journal...)
Charlotte_Fairchild was excellent as the loyal Marie , who became the second Mrs._LaGuardia , singing and acting with remarkable conviction .
I must say , however , that I preferred the acting that had something of a biting edge to it .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
Acting soothed him .
[ adjective ] serving temporarily especially as a substitute
"the acting president"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
The appointment of U_Thant of Burma as the U.N.'s Acting Secretary_General - at this writing , the choice appears to be certain - offers further proof that in politics it is more important to have no influential enemies than to have influential friends .