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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A principal woman dancer in a ballet company.
  • n. A woman ballet dancer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female ballet dancer.
  • n. A male ballet dancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female ballet dancer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female ballet-dancer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a female ballet dancer

Etymologies

Italian, from ballare, to dance, from Late Latin ballāre, from Greek ballizein; see ball2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Italian ballerina. (Wiktionary)

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