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prima ballerina

[pree-muh] /ˈpri mə/
noun
1.
the principal ballerina in a ballet company.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Italian: literally, first ballerina
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British Dictionary definitions for prima-ballerina

prima ballerina

/ˈpriːmə/
noun
1.
a leading female ballet dancer
Word Origin
from Italian, literally: first ballerina
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prima-ballerina in Culture

prima ballerina definition


The leading ballerina in a dance company.

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