prima ballerina

[ pree-muh ]
/ ˈpri mə /

noun

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
/ (ˈpriːmə) /

noun

a leading female ballet dancer

Word Origin for prima ballerina

from Italian, literally: first ballerina
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Cultural definitions for prima ballerina

prima ballerina

The leading ballerina in a dance company.

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