ballerina

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noun bal·le·ri·na \ˌba-lə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of ballerina

  1. :  a woman who is a ballet dancer :  danseuse

Origin and Etymology of ballerina

Italian, from ballare to dance, from Late Latin — more at ball


First Known Use: 1815


BALLERINA Defined for English Language Learners

ballerina

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noun bal·le·ri·na \ˌba-lə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of ballerina for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is a ballet dancer


BALLERINA Defined for Kids

ballerina

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noun bal·le·ri·na \ˌba-lə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of ballerina for Students

  1. :  a female ballet dancer



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