follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

pas de deux

[French pahduh dœ] /French pɑdə ˈdœ/
noun, plural pas de deux. Ballet.
1.
a dance by two persons.
2.
(in classical ballet) a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < French: literally, step for two
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pas de deux

pas de deux

/French pɑddø/
noun (pl) pas de deux
1.
(ballet) a sequence for two dancers
Word Origin
French: step for two
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pas de deux

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pas

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pas de deux

Nearby words for pas de deux