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Valois

[va-lwa val-wah] /vaˈlwa ˈvæl wɑ/
noun
1.
a member of a ruling family of France that reigned from 1328 to 1589.
2.
a county in the Île de France, which became united to the French crown in 1167 and was established as a duchy in 1406.

de Valois

[duh val-wah] /də ˈvæl wɑ/
noun
1.
Dame Ninette [ni-net] /nɪˈnɛt/ (Show IPA), (Edris Stannus) 1898–2001, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the Sadler's Wells Ballet).
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Valois1

/French valwa/
noun
1.
a historic region and former duchy of N France

Valois2

/French valwa/
noun
1.
a royal house of France, ruling from 1328 to 1589

Valois3

/ˈvælwɑː/
noun
1.
See de Valois

de Valois

/də ˈvælwɑː/
noun
1.
Dame Ninette (niːˈnɛt). original name Edris Stannus. 1898–2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)
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