première danseuse


pre·​mière dan·​seuse prə-myer-däⁿ-ˈsœz How to pronounce première danseuse (audio)

Examples of première danseuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miss Mann received her early instruction in dancing under Domina Marina, premiere danseuse of Pavlowa’s ballet. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023

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Word History


borrowed from French, "first dancer"

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of première danseuse was in 1822

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“Première danseuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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