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coryphée

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noun co·ry·phée \ˌkȯr-i-ˈfā\

Definition of coryphée

  1. :  a ballet dancer who dances in a small group instead of in the corps de ballet or as a soloist



Origin and Etymology of coryphée

French, from Latin coryphaeus


First Known Use: 1828


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