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Pavlova

[pav-luh-vuh, pahv-loh-vuh, pav-; Russian pah-vluh-vuh] /ˈpæv lə və, pɑvˈloʊ və, pæv-; Russian ˈpɑ vlə və/
noun
1.
Anna
[ah-nuh] /ˈɑ nə/ (Show IPA),
1885–1931, Russian ballet dancer.
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  • I had seen it already, when I thought she moved like Pavlova.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • Nijinsky, in the years when Pavlova was still in the ballet, was allowed to have talent.

    The Russian Ballet Ellen Terry
  • Pavlova was killed and we made a very acceptable soup from her bones.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The dogs were soon lost to sight, except Pavlova, who remained with us all the time.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • I exclaimed, with the greatest pride, for Bess Rutherford has nothing to envy Pavlova about.

    The Golden Bird Maria Thompson Daviess
  • It was no wonder she had laughed when I asked her if she could ride, no wonder I had thought she moved like Pavlova.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
British Dictionary definitions for Pavlova

pavlova

/pævˈləʊvə/
noun
1.
a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit
Word Origin
C20: named after Anna Pavlova

Pavlova

/pævˈləʊvə; Russian ˈpavləvə/
noun
1.
Anna (ˈannə). 1885–1931, Russian ballerina
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