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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A principal woman dancer in a ballet company.
  • noun A ballet dancer who is a woman or a girl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female ballet-dancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A female ballet dancer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A female ballet dancer.
  • noun less common, sometimes derogatory A male ballet dancer.

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

  • noun a female ballet dancer

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from ballare, to dance, from Late Latin ballāre, from Greek ballizein; see ball.]

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Borrowed from Italian ballerina.

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