dan·​seuse däⁿ-ˈsœz How to pronounce danseuse (audio) däⁿ-ˈsərz How to pronounce danseuse (audio)
: 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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Word History


French, feminine of danseur

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of danseuse was in 1776

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“Danseuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danseuse. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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dan·​seuse dän-ˈsə(r)z How to pronounce danseuse (audio) -ˈsüz How to pronounce danseuse (audio)
: a female ballet dancer

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