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danseur noble

[French dahn-sœr naw-bluh] /French dɑ̃ sœr ˈnɔ blə/
noun, plural danseurs nobles
[French dahn-sœr naw-bluh] /French dɑ̃ sœr ˈnɔ blə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a male dancer who is the partner of a ballerina, as in a pas de deux.
Origin of danseur noble
1940-1945
1940-45; < French; literally, noble dancer
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