ballerina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ballerina.

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Noun[edit]

ballerina (plural ballerinas)

  1. A female ballet dancer.
  2. The star female ballet performer in the company.
  3. (less common, sometimes derogatory) A male ballet dancer.

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Although normally used to refer only to females, it can be used of males although this is sometimes done so derogatorily. danseur or ballet dancer is the normal term for men.

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Finnish[edit]

(index b)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧le‧ri‧na

Noun[edit]

ballerina

  1. ballerina (female ballet dancer)
  2. ballet flat, dolly flat (type of women's shoes, with a very low heel, low sides and covering only the toes)

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ballerina f

  1. feminine form of ballerino

Noun[edit]

ballerina f (plural ballerine, masculine ballerino)

  1. dancer, ballet dancer

ballerina f (plural ballerine)

  1. pump (shoe)
  2. wagtail

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballerina c

  1. ballerina

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