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coryphée

[kawr-uh-fey, kor-; French kaw-ree-fey] /ˌkɔr əˈfeɪ, ˌkɒr-; French kɔ riˈfeɪ/
noun, plural coryphées
[kawr-uh-feyz, kor-; French kaw-ree-fey] /ˌkɔr əˈfeɪz, ˌkɒr-; French kɔ riˈfeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a member of a ballet company who dances usually as part of a small group and who ranks below the soloists.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French < Latin coryphaeus coryphaeus
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coryphée

/ˌkɒrɪˈfeɪ/
noun
1.
a leading dancer of a corps de ballet
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin coryphaeuscoryphaeus
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