[ kawr-uh-fey, kor-; French kaw-ree-fey ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈfeɪ, ˌkɒr-; French kɔ riˈfeɪ /
noun, plural cor·y·phées [kawr-uh-feyz, kor-; French kaw-ree-fey]. /ˌkɔr əˈfeɪz, ˌkɒr-; French kɔ riˈfeɪ/.
a member of a ballet company who dances usually as part of a small group and who ranks below the soloists.
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Origin of coryphée
1820–30; <French <Latin coryphaeuscoryphaeus
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How to use coryphée in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for coryphée
a leading dancer of a corps de ballet
Word Origin for coryphée
C19: from French, from Latin coryphaeus coryphaeus
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