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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How to use pas de deux in a sentence
Petrushevskaya is best at the pas de deux, where women and men stick together and peel apart due to some mysterious force.
It was more like a Balanchine-Stravinsky pas de deux, full of tension, crashing cymbals and shifting rhythms.
Together, it is Williams and Gosling who are gracing movie screens this winter with the truest of pas de deux.
You can't fully understand how hemoglobin molecules interact until you've seen them depicted through a classical pas de deux.
The son and daughter are gracefully executing a pas de deux.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
After she had finished the pas-de-deux, she made all the other figures a sign to begin a general dance.Faustus | Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Mozart only planned two longer portions without completing them, and in performance the whole pas de deux was omitted.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) | Otto Jahn
Regular ballets of action now take place, in lieu of the pas de deux, and pas seul, of one or two principal dancers.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres | George Thomas Love
The exchange was as formal as a pas de deux and just about as warlike.The Ethical Engineer | Henry Maxwell Dempsey
British Dictionary definitions for pas de deux
ballet a sequence for two dancers
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