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/Italian taˈʎoni/
Marie. 1804–84, Italian ballet dancer, whose romantic style greatly influenced ballet in the 19th century
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  • Yes,” replied taglioni in jest, “he was one of my old lovers.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Why, Fanny Elsler's feet and taglioni's feet are poetical feet—are they not?

    The Comic English Grammar Percival Leigh
  • taglioni is like a dream, and you must not abuse Mademoiselle Mars to me.

    Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble
  • This very season we had taglioni, Rosati, and Feraris, all on the same stage!

  • taglioni came, to give grace and dignity to the figure, and Lablache, to train the piping treble upon his own rich bass.

    Queen Victoria Lytton Strachey
  • Look at the great taglioni whom emperors and kings applauded.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • I saw taglioni several times at the opera, but did not make her acquaintance till 1870.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • His burlesque of taglioni was side-splitting, especially as he grew stouter.

    Forty Years of 'Spy' Leslie Ward
  • taglioni and Elssler personify the two styles into which the present school of dancing is divided, the ballonné and the tacqueté.

  • But at length the resounding plaudits announced the entrée of the perfect taglioni.

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