Nureyev

[ noo-rey-ef, -ev; Russian noo-ryey-yif ]
/ nʊˈreɪ ɛf, -ɛv; Russian nuˈryeɪ yɪf /

noun

Rudolf (Ha·me·to·vich) [khuh-mye-tuh-vyich], /xʌˈmyɛ tə vyɪtʃ/, 1938–93, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer; Austrian citizen 1982.

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Nureyev
/ (ˈnjʊərɪɛf, njʊˈreɪ-) /

noun

Rudolf. 1938–93, Austrian ballet dancer, born in the Soviet Union: he lived in England (1961–83) and France (1983–89). He became an Austrian citizen in 1982
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