danseur noble

[French dahn-sœr naw-bluh]
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noun, plural dan·seurs no·bles [French dahn-sœr naw-bluh] /French dɑ̃ sœr ˈnɔ blə/.
  1. a male dancer who is the partner of a ballerina, as in a pas de deux.

Origin of danseur noble

1940–45; < French; literally, noble dancer
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