[ pree-muh ]
/ ˈpri mə /
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
/ (ˈpriːmə) /
a leading female ballet dancer
Word Origin for prima ballerina
from Italian, literally: first ballerina
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Cultural definitions for prima ballerina
The leading ballerina in a dance company.
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