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première danseuse

[French pruh-myer dahn-sœz]
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noun, plural pre·mières dan·seuses [French pruh-myer dahn-sœz] /French prə myɛr dɑ̃ˈsœz/.
  1. the leading female dancer in a ballet company.
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Origin of première danseuse

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