masculine or feminine noun
1. main o central character (de libro, película); lead, leading role (de teatro)
  • ser protagonista de -> to play a leading part in; (acontecimiento histórico) to be one of the main people involved in; (accidente) to be the subject of (entrevista, estudio)

protagonista [pro-tah-go-nees’-tah]
1. Protagonist, principal personage of a dramatic story. (f)

central; leading
tuvo un papel protagonista en las negociaciones she played a central o leading role in the negotiations
1 (en hecho real) main figure
los protagonistas del conflicto the main figures in the dispute
2 (personaje) [de obra literaria] main character; protagonist (formal); [de película, serie] main character; lead
el protagonista no muere en la película the main character o lead doesn't die in the film
3 (actor, actriz) star
la protagonista de la película es Bette Davies the star of the film is Bette Davies

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