Acting and Reading


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Acting noun – The performance of a part or role in a drama.
Reading and acting are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Reading" instead a noun "Acting".
Nearby Words: act, action, active, acted, actor
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Reading noun – A presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view.
Acting and reading are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Acting" instead a noun "Reading".
Nearby Words: read, reader, readable, readout, readability
Synonyms for Reading

How words are described

live live acting live reading
good good acting good reading
full full acting full reading
short short acting short reading
Other adjectives: solid, simple, actual, great, little, bad, dramatic, traditional, classical, younger.

Both words in one sentence

  • He was always reading books and otherwise acting in an intelligent manner, and didn't want to do the childish things Foghorn Leghorn wanted him to do.
  • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione tries acting naturally after having caused some trouble for Ron and Harry... except she's reading her book upside down.
  • Just hearing two acting legends piling on hamminess while reading such inane and insipid speech is downright hilarious.
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