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danseuse

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Pronunciation: /dɑ̃ˈsəːz
 
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Definition of danseuse in English:

noun

A female ballet dancer.
Example sentences
  • The pieces followed each other with such rapidity, and the young danseuses exhibited such poise and grace, that it was obvious they had practiced long and hard.
  • Marie Bonfanti and Rita Sangalli were the premières danseuses.
  • She wants to be recognised as a classical danseuse some day.

Origin

French, 'female dancer'.

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