prima ballerina
noun Etymology: Italian, leading ballerina Date: 1870 the principal female dancer in a ballet company

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  • prima ballerina — [prē′mə] n. [It, lit., first ballerina] the principal woman dancer in a ballet company …   English World dictionary

  • Prima ballerina — ● Prima ballerina synonyme de étoile …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prima ballerina — ► NOUN ▪ the chief female dancer in a ballet or ballet company. ORIGIN Italian …   English terms dictionary

  • Prima Ballerina — Primaballerina ist der Titel der ersten (ital. prima) Solistin, der führenden Tänzerin (ital. ballerina) einer Aufführung oder eines Ballettensembles. In der Regel muss eine Primaballerina die Befähigung zu klassischen Rollen haben. Die männliche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prima ballerina — UK [ˌpriːmə bæləˈriːnə] / US [ˌprɪmə bæləˈrɪnə] noun [countable] Word forms prima ballerina : singular prima ballerina plural prima ballerinas the most important female dancer in a ballet company …   English dictionary

  • prima ballerina — pri′ma balleri′na [[t]ˈpri mə[/t]] n. pl. prima ballerinas. mad the principal ballerina in a ballet company • Etymology: 1895–1900; < It: lit., first ballerina …   From formal English to slang

  • prima ballerina — /pree meuh/ the principal ballerina in a ballet company. [1895 1900; < It: lit., first ballerina] * * * …   Universalium

  • prima ballerina — noun The leading ballerina in a dance company …   Wiktionary

  • prima ballerina — head ballerina dancer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prima ballerina — /primə bæləˈrinə/ (say preemuh baluh reenuh) noun a leading female dancer in a ballet company. {Italian: first ballerina} …   Australian English dictionary

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