There are 2 definitions of tutu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtuːtuː
 
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noun

  • A female ballet dancer’s costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu).
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    • Actually on that Thursday morning, approximately half of the tutus did arrive - bodices without any decoration, made for one dancer - and skirts for another.
    • The grand pas de deux was danced in white with red trim and while Kitri's costume was beautiful the stiff tutu lacked grace.
    • It was beautiful - it had a short, puffy skirt that reminded me of a ballet tutu, with rhinestones decorating it, and a sleek and sexy shirt that hugged my boyish curves, and made me think that I looked beautiful.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, child's alteration of cucu, informal diminutive of cul 'buttocks'.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of tutu in English:

tutu2

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Pronunciation: /ˈtuːtuː
 
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noun

  • A New Zealand shrub which bears poisonous purplish-black berries.
    • Coriaria arborea, family Coriariaceae
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    • I have seen as many as half a dozen kakapos shaken off one tutu bush this way.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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