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

First Known Use of coryphée

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coryphée

French, from Latin coryphaeus

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