- a principal female dancer in a ballet company.Compare prima ballerina.
- any female ballet dancer.
- a woman's very low-heeled or heelless shoe or slipper, made to resemble a ballet slipper.
Origin of ballerina
Examples from the Web for ballerina
Contemporary Examples of ballerina
Not necessarily having a big fat ass, because ballerina bodies are in.#ButtSchool - How Porn Stars Work Out: Pop Physique Promises the Perfect Derriere
August 23, 2014
He was bisexual and a ballerina, and this was while I was at the Atlantic Theater Company in Vermont.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church
August 18, 2014
After seeing Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova perform in Cairo, Iolas knew he wanted to be an artiste.Alexander Iolas: The Secret King of Surrealism
March 7, 2014
Like the gymnast and the ballerina, the distance runner is often defined by drive and compulsion.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?
Emily de la Bruyere
February 3, 2014
Vin Baker Baker was one of those big men who moved like a ballerina.Rodman’s Goon Squad Goes to North Korea
The Daily Beast
January 7, 2014
Historical Examples of ballerina
A duke sent me an invitation to take supper with him, as if I were a ballerina!The Lure of the Mask
Yes; that is her stepmother—the stepmother of the ballerina.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It might have been the cell where years ago a Ballerina was immured for a wrong step.Carnival
"She looks half like a Madonna and half like a ballerina," she said.Roderick Hudson
There was something of the ballerina in her temperament, also, which she never entirely outgrew.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna
Clara Louise Kellogg
- a female ballet dancer
- US the principal female dancer of a ballet company
Word Origin for ballerina
1792, from Italian ballerina, literally "dancing girl," fem. of ballerino "dancer," from ballo "a dance" (see ball (n.2)). The Italian plural form ballerine formerly sometimes was used in English.