dame ninette de valois

de Valois

[duh val-wah]
noun
Dame Ninette [ni-net] , (Edris Stannus) 1898–2001, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the Sadler's Wells Ballet).
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Valois

[va-lwa for 1, 3; val-wah for 2]
noun
1.
a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
2.
Dame Ninette de [ni-net] , de Valois, Dame Ninette.
3.
a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.
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de Valois (də ˈvælwɑː)
 
n
Dame Ninette (niːˈnɛt). original name Edris Stannus. 1898--2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)

Valois1 (French valwa)
 
n
a historic region and former duchy of N France

Valois2 (French valwa)
 
n
a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589

Valois3 (ˈvælwɑː)
 
n
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