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pas de deux

[French pahduh dœ] /French pɑdə ˈdœ/
noun, plural pas de deux. Ballet.
1.
a dance by two persons.
2.
(in classical ballet) a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
Origin of pas de deux
1755-1765
1755-65; < French: literally, step for two
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pas de deux

/French pɑddø/
noun (pl) pas de deux
1.
(ballet) a sequence for two dancers
Word Origin
French: step for two
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