- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɝsənɪd͡ʒ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɜːsənɪd͡ʒ/
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- Hyphenation: per‧son‧age
personage (plural personages)
- A person, especially one who is famous or important.
- 1872, Oliver Wendell Holmes [Sr.], The Poet at the Breakfast-Table, page 230:
- I can only say they have been in pretty close conversation several times of late, and, if I dared to think it of so very calm and dignified a personage, I should say that her color was a little heightened after one or more of these interviews.
- The creation of corporate persons named after living people. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- Character represented; external appearance; persona.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], 2nd edition, part 1, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene i:
- But tell me, that haſt ſeene him, Menaphon,
What ſtature wields he, and what perſonage?
a famous or important person
personage n (plural personages)
- Character in a work of fiction.
- Iago is een personage in Shakespeares Othello.
- Iago is a character in Shakespeare's Othello.