Dictionary.com

pas de deux

[ French pahduh -dœ ]
/ French pɑdə ˈdœ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural pas de deux.Ballet.
a dance by two persons.
(in classical ballet) a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of pas de deux

1755–65; <French: literally, step for two
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use pas de deux in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pas de deux

pas de deux
/ (French pɑddø) /

noun plural pas de deux
ballet a sequence for two dancers

Word Origin for pas de deux

French: step for two
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK