coryphée

noun co·ry·phée \ ˌkȯr-i-ˈfā \

Definition of coryphée

: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


Learn More about coryphée


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coryphée? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!