American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who is a ballet dancer.
- n. a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerina
- French, from Old French, from danser, to dance; see dance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The leaps in logic here would do a premier danseur proud.”
“(My Patrick was premier danseur at the Paris Opera and I danced with American Ballet Theatre in New York and so we met through our careers.)”
“As I followed this acclaimed danseur around his elaborate fire-castle, he explained to me how he left Howard University in mid-1960s and bee-lined to the Big Apple in search of a dance, a dollar, and a dream.”
“I have had a crush on that steamy, hotheaded, baggy-eyed silver fox former danseur for years now, at least since the 2004 Democratic Convention, and I will not let you get all crushed out on him and vote him to be People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive or whatever and ruin my chances!”
“Almost literally larger than life, Brazilian danseur Marcelo Gomes and Russian ballerina Veronika Part devour the stage with their magnanimous largesse -- both size - and dance-wise.”
“Except his turning actually made it harder than typical ballet, where the danseur raises the ballerina far above his head and lightly transports her across stage that way.”
“My Patrick was premier danseur at the Paris Opera and I danced with American Ballet Theatre in New York and so we met through our careers.”
“Sir Alcide Flicflac (premier danseur of H.M. Theatre)!”
“Il fallait un calculateur, ce fut un danseur qui l'obtint, is hardly more of a caricature than in the days of Figaro; and the minister doubtless thinks himself not only blameless but meritorious if the man dances well.”
“He had a privacy fetish about keeping his door closed at all times so no one could see a former premier danseur lying helpless on his bed.”
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