premier danseur

[ French pruh-myey dahn-sœr ]
/ French prə myeɪ dɑ̃ˈsœr /

noun, plural pre·miers dan·seurs [French pruh-myey dahn-sœr] /French prə myeɪ dɑ̃ˈsœr/.

the leading male dancer in a ballet company.

Nearby words

  1. premenstruum,
  2. premiate,
  3. premie,
  4. premier,
  5. premier cru,
  6. premiere,
  7. premiership,
  8. premillenarian,
  9. premillennial,
  10. premillennialism

Origin of premier danseur

1820–30; < French: literally, first dancer (masculine)

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British Dictionary definitions for premier danseur

premier danseur

feminine premire danseuse (prəmjɛr dɑ̃søz)

/ French (prəmje dɑ̃sœr) /

noun plural premiers danseurs or feminine premières danseuses

the principal dancer in a ballet company

Word Origin for premier danseur

C19: literally: first dancer

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