1A female ballet dancer.
- Ballet dancers, little ballerinas, women in intimate situations and horse races are the subjects that are immediately associated with him.
- I feel very proud of being a ballerina of this great ballet company.
- I began watching the company in the fifties, when a quintet of highly individual ballerinas reigned over the female roster.
2 [usually as modifier] A ballet shoe: wear ballerina pumps with a pretty day dress for a perfect spring/summer look New Yorkers walk a lot, so ballerinas make sense
More example sentences
- This pair of glitter ballerina pumps are great if you like to walk comfortably and brighten up a daytime outfit.
- The career girl's court shoe is all very well but where were Ravel's versions of the casual suede boot or the casual ballerina look last autumn?
- Whether ballerinas appear at the top or bottom of any in/out barometer, they are by now a classic.
Late 18th century: from Italian, feminine of ballerino 'dancing master', from ballare 'to dance', from late Latin.
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