Definitions

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

  • noun A woman who is a ballet dancer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female dancer; specifically, a ballet-dancer.

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

  • noun A professional female dancer; a woman who dances at a public exhibition as in a ballet.

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

[French, feminine of danseur, danseur; see danseur.]

Examples

  • The Indian internet community has also been abuzz with discussions on the controversy surrounding Varun Gandhi's inflammatory anti-Muslim speech and subsequent imprisonment, the incidents of shoe-throwing against Congress politicians P Chidambambaram and Naveen Jindal and BJP leader L K Advani, and the election campaigns of writer Shashi Tharoor, danseuse Mallika Sarabhai and ABN AMRO India chief Meera Sanyal.

    Global Voices in English » India’s First Digital Elections Evoke Strong Reactions Online

  • So back at Death Valley Junction we stop at the white adobe Amargosa Opera House, where the founding danseuse, now 86, is still putting on the show, though from a wheel chair/scooter.

    Richard Bangs: Death Valley Daze, Part II

  • So back at Death Valley Junction we stop at the white adobe Amargosa Opera House, where the founding danseuse, now 86, is still putting on the show, though from a wheel chair/scooter.

    Richard Bangs: Death Valley Daze, Part II

  • Petite danseuse de quatorze ans bronze with muslin skirt and satin hair ribbon with wooden base

    The Fall Art Auctions

  • It is because of this groundswell that people like writer Shashi Tharoor, danseuse Mallika Sarabhai and ABN AMRO India chief Meera Sanyal stepped up to contest the elections.

    Global Voices in English » Indian Elections 2009: Lower Voter Turnouts And Questions Regarding Campaigns

  • It appears that she was for - merly a danseuse at the Allegro, and that she has known the bridegroom for some years.

    Sole Music

  • Pandit Sunayana Hazarila the Kathak danseuse from Banaras gharana of Pandit Jankiprasad performed at IGIDR as part of SPIC-MCCAY on 28 March 2009.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The top lot of the week was Edgar Degas 'iconic bronze sculpture "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans," which fetched £13.3 million at Sotheby's (estimate: £9 million-£12 million) -- an auction record for a sculpture by Degas.

    Art-World Jitters Ahead of Contemporary Auctions

  • Edgar Degas's iconic bronze sculpture "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans," depicting a teenage ballet dancer, is estimated at £9 million-£12 million.

    London Sales Are Year's First Test

  • Pandit Sunayana Hazarila the Kathak danseuse from Banaras gharana of Pandit Jankiprasad performed at IGIDR as part of SPIC-MCCAY on 28 March 2009.

    Dance ... Kathak

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