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[French dahn-sœz] /French dɑ̃ˈsœz/
noun, plural danseuses
[French dahn-sœz] /French dɑ̃ˈsœz/ (Show IPA)
a female ballet dancer.
Origin of danseuse
1835-45; < French; feminine of danseur; see -euse Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The manager's voice and stories thickened, and the thoughts of the Russian danseuse became fixed on Aberdeen.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • The gossamer floatings of this French danseuse possessed 258 everyone.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • In the meantime, Wenzel has fallen in love with Esmeralda the danseuse in a troop of acrobats.

  • The pit whistled and clapped in merry impatience for the appearance of the danseuse.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • The danseuse had recovered consciousness, and was crying hysterically.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • But this night he stayed for the ballet, to see a French danseuse who had joined them.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • But the greatest triumph ever achieved by danseuse, was that of Bigottini!

  • If I had found him a wife, he would not have got entangled with this danseuse.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • The danseuse had subsided into an interim condition of mute tension.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • Presently he stopped in front of the statuette of the "danseuse de Tunisie."

    The Woman With The Fan Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for danseuse


a female ballet dancer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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