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Pavlova

[ pav-luh-vuh, pahv-loh-vuh, pav-; Russian pah-vluh-vuh ]

noun

  1. An·na [ah, -n, uh], 1885–1931, Russian ballet dancer.


Pavlova

1

/ pævˈləʊvə; ˈpavləvə /

noun

  1. PavlovaAnna18851931FRussianDANCE: ballerina Anna (ˈannə). 1885–1931, Russian ballerina


pavlova

2

/ pævˈləʊvə /

noun

  1. a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pavlova1

C20: named after Anna Pavlova

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Example Sentences

After seeing Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova perform in Cairo, Iolas knew he wanted to be an artiste.

But for something a little fancier, a Pavlova is the best choice.

I exclaimed, with the greatest pride, for Bess Rutherford has nothing to envy Pavlova about.

It was no wonder she had laughed when I asked her if she could ride, no wonder I had thought she moved like Pavlova.

Nijinsky, in the years when Pavlova was still in the ballet, was allowed to have talent.

Pavlova was killed and we made a very acceptable soup from her bones.

The dogs were soon lost to sight, except Pavlova, who remained with us all the time.

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