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première danseuse

[French pruh-myer dahn-sœz] /French prə myɛr dɑ̃ˈsœz/
noun, plural premières danseuses
[French pruh-myer dahn-sœz] /French prə myɛr dɑ̃ˈsœz/ (Show IPA)
the leading female dancer in a ballet company.
Origin of première danseuse
1820-30; < French: literally, first dancer (feminine) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for première danseuse

premier danseur

/prəmje dɑ̃sœr/
noun (pl) premiers danseurs, (fem) premières danseuses
the principal dancer in a ballet company
Word Origin
C19: literally: first dancer
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