[French dahn-sœz]

noun, plural dan·seuses [French dahn-sœz] /French dɑ̃ˈsœz/.

a female ballet dancer.

Origin of danseuse

1835–45; < French; feminine of danseur; see -euse
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Related Words for danseuse

dancer, danseuse, danseur, hoofer, company, coryphee, figurant, figurante

Examples from the Web for danseuse

Historical Examples of danseuse

  • The gossamer floatings of this French danseuse possessed 258 everyone.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • This Arab danseuse was as unlike our performers of the ballet as she well could be.

  • The danseuse had recovered consciousness, and was crying hysterically.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

  • The danseuse had subsided into an interim condition of mute tension.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

  • We look with wonder and admiration at the danseuse pirouetting on the point of one toe.


    Joseph Le Conte

British Dictionary definitions for danseuse



a female ballet dancer
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