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

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Recent Examples on the Web That was in the weeks following the high-profile killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a high school band majorette who had performed at inaugural events for President Barack Obama shortly before her death. Jeremy Gorner,, 2 July 2021 Mom Cindy was a majorette at UNA, where Shaun finished. Dennis Victory, al, 19 June 2020 The first majorette to march in front of the school band. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, 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, 2 Apr. 2020 Eleanor attended Norwich Free Academy and was a majorette in the Drum Corps., 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, 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, 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, 17 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of majorette

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Majorette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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