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Pavlova

[pav-luh-vuh, pahv-loh-vuh, pav-; Russian pah-vluh-vuh]
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noun
  1. An·na [ah-nuh] /ˈɑ nə/, 1885–1931, Russian ballet dancer.
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  • 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

pavlova

noun
  1. a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruit
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Word Origin

C20: named after Anna Pavlova

Pavlova

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