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

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Recent Examples on the Web Mom Cindy was a majorette at UNA, where Shaun finished. Dennis Victory, al, "Hazel Green’s Gracie Lynn Butler earns Huntsville Region Female Athlete of the Year," 19 June 2020 The first majorette to march in front of the school band. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, May 28," 28 May 2020 Inspired by a family tradition of attending the Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands, an annual event in New Orleans featuring historically black universities Southern and Grambling State, Dennis portrays a majorette in the routine. Los Angeles Times, "Nia Dennis became UCLA’s latest internet sensation with Beyoncé-inspired floor routine," 2 Apr. 2020 Eleanor attended Norwich Free Academy and was a majorette in the Drum Corps., "Eleanor J. Morrissette," 8 Dec. 2019 Beyonce performed at the 2018 edition of Coachella with a marching band and majorettes in celebration of historically black colleges and universities. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Lizzo and Billie Eilish dominate USA TODAY Network year-end music survey," 20 Dec. 2019 Brides and majorettes are allowed to wear white shoes or boots all year, and the widow wears black. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "Dear Newcomers, ‘For everything there is a season’," 11 Sep. 2019 Beychella and Homecoming are a heartfelt salute to the Black experience, as evidenced by the performance's utilization of the classic sounds of HBCU marching bands and the smooth moves of majorettes. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Why Beyoncé's "New" Song 'Before I Let Go' Sounds So Familiar," 17 Apr. 2019 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

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Majorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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