ami de cour

French noun phrase
\ ä-ˌmē-də-ˈku̇r How to pronounce ami de cour (audio) \

Definition of ami de cour

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: court friend : insincere friend

ballet de cour

noun
\ -də-ˈku̇r How to pronounce ballet de cour (audio) \
plural ballets de cour\ ba-​ˈlā(z)-​də-​ˈku̇r How to pronounce ballets de cour (audio) , ˈba-​ˌlā(z)-​ \

Definition of ballet de cour (Entry 2 of 2)

: a type of ballet performed as part of a celebration for the French royal court in the 16th and 17th centuries By the middle of the sixteenth century Italian dancing masters were working in France, attracted in part by the presence of Catherine de' Medici as Queen of France, and it is at this time we note the emergence of the ballet de cour.— Mary Clarke & Clement Crisp, The Ballet Goer's Guide, 1981

First Known Use of ami de cour

Noun

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ami de cour

Noun

borrowed from French, literally, “court ballet”

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