Words at Play : Top 10 Spelling Bee Winning Words

#4: Soubrette  

Spelled By:

Elizabeth Hess, 1953

Used in a Sentence:

"A petite dancer with a strong allegro technique and dazzling smile, Reyes was born to be the perky soubrette, and well she knows it." – Eric Taub, Ballet Magazine, June 2006

About the Word:

The meanings of soubrette include "a coquettish maid or frivolous young woman in comedies" and "a soprano who sings supporting roles in comic opera." The ancestor of the French soubrette meant "coy."

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