Definitions

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

  • n. A woman who is a ballet dancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a female ballet dancer

Etymologies

French, feminine of danseur, danseur; see danseur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Fall Art Auctions

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sotheby's nevertheless got the strongest price of these London sales when it sold Edgar Degas 'bronze statue an impish ballerina, "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans," to an Asian telephone bidder for $19 million, over its $17 million high estimate.

    Case of the Blues for London Auctions

  • Sotheby's nevertheless got the strongest price of these London sales when it sold Edgar Degas 'bronze statue of an impish ballerina, "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans," to an Asian telephone bidder for $19 million, over its $17 million high estimate.

    Slim Sales for the London Auctions

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