prima ballerina

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noun pri·ma ballerina \ˈprē-mə-\

Definition of prima ballerina

  1. :  the principal female dancer in a ballet company

Origin and Etymology of prima ballerina

Italian, leading ballerina


First Known Use: 1870


PRIMA BALLERINA Defined for English Language Learners

prima ballerina

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noun pri·ma ballerina \ˈprē-mə-\

Definition of prima ballerina for English Language Learners

  • : the main female dancer in a ballet company


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