ma·​jor·​ette | \ ˌmā-jə-ˈret How to pronounce majorette (audio) \

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Some little boys can be seen laughing and swinging around each other, while the little girls in red majorette-style outfits in the front appear frozen still. Anna Fifield, The Seattle Times, "First day of kindergarten: Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer," 4 Sep. 2018 The ensemble, known for its success in hip-hop majorette competitions, is on its latest national tour., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 There’s even footage of a Tuskegee football game complete with band and majorettes. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: Discrimination at Harvard, Girl Scouts Celebrate Eid, 5 Breaking News Haikus," 15 June 2018 The crowd stopped and took pictures and photos of the band and majorettes dressed in red and white, performing a music and dance number in effortless formation. Ashley Lyle, Billboard, "EEEEEATSCON Festival in Los Angeles Features Pharrell Williams' Company Williams Family Kitchen," 20 May 2018 For her first-ever runway show (and the first show to ever close down the Champs D’Élysées), L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Mirren wore red lipstick and twirled a walking stick with the panache of a high-flying majorette. Amanda Svachula, The Cut, "Helen Mirren Twirled a Walking Stick Down the Runway in Paris," 2 Oct. 2017 Today, that abridgment is just as loud the brass bands, drumlines, and multitudes of majorettes marching down Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards on Juneteenth. Vann R. Newkirk Ii, The Atlantic, "The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth," 19 June 2017 The 15-year-old sophomore and drum majorette was killed in January 2013 just a week after she had performed at festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Megan Crepeau,, "Prosecutors allowed to put on gang evidence in Hadiya Pendleton slaying," 6 June 2017 These dancelines developed out of the drum majorette tradition. Zack Arias, Smithsonian, "March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the South," 2 May 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of majorette

: a girl or woman who marches with a band and spins a baton

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an act or instance of returning to life

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