pas de deux

pas de deux

[French pahduh dœ]
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:
1755–65; < French: literally, step for two

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pas de deux (French pɑddø)
 
n , pl pas de deux
ballet a sequence for two dancers
 
[French: step for two]

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