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prima ballerina

[pree-muh]
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noun
  1. the principal ballerina in a ballet company.
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Origin of prima ballerina

1895–1900; < Italian: literally, first ballerina
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British Dictionary definitions for prima ballerina

prima ballerina

noun
  1. a leading female ballet dancer
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Word Origin

from Italian, literally: first ballerina
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prima ballerina in Culture

prima ballerina

The leading ballerina in a dance company.

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