danseuse

noun
dan·​seuse | \ däⁿ-ˈsœz How to pronounce danseuse (audio) ; däⁿ-ˈsərz How to pronounce danseuse (audio) , däⁿ-ˈsəz, dän-ˈsüz \

Definition of danseuse

: a female ballet dancer

Examples of danseuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bronze sculpture of a young ballerina, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans, 1920, will likely fetch $30 million. Ian Malone, Vogue, 11 May 2022

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First Known Use of danseuse

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for danseuse

French, feminine of danseur

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21 May 2022

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“Danseuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danseuse. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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