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pas de deux

[ French pahduh -dœ ]
/ French pɑdə ˈdœ /
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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.

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Origin of pas de deux

1755–65; <French: literally, step for two
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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
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