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


An·na [ah-nuh] /ˈɑ nə/, 1885–1931, Russian ballet dancer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pavlova

Contemporary Examples of pavlova

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

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    March 23, 2010

Historical Examples of pavlova

  • I had seen it already, when I thought she moved like Pavlova.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery

    Susan Carleton Jones

  • 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.

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

    The Golden Bird

    Maria Thompson Daviess

British Dictionary definitions for pavlova



a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit

Word Origin for pavlova

C20: named after Anna Pavlova



Anna (ˈannə). 1885–1931, Russian ballerina
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