coryphée

noun
co·​ry·​phée | \ ˌkȯr-i-ˈfā How to pronounce coryphée (audio) \

Definition of coryphée

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

First Known Use of coryphée

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coryphée

French, from Latin coryphaeus

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“Coryphée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coryph%C3%A9e. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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