premier danseur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French premier danseur (first dancer) (unlisted in dictionaries of French); from premier (first) + danseur (dancer); compare première danseuse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: pʀəmyé däɴsöʀ, prĕ'mĭə dänsӛʹ, prĕ'mĭə dănsӛʹ, prĕ'mĭā dŏnsӛʹ, IPA(key): /pʁəmje dɑ̃sœʁ/, /ˌpɹɛmɪə dɑːnˈsəː/, /ˌpɹɛmɪə danˈsəː/, /ˌpɹɛmɪeɪ dɒnˈsəː/
  • (US) enPR: pʀəmyé däɴsöʀ, prĕ'miā dän'sərʹ, IPA(key): /pʁəmje dɑ̃sœʁ/, /ˌpɹɛmieɪ ˌdɑnˈsɚ/

Noun[edit]

premier danseur (plural premiers danseurs)

  1. (ballet) The lead male dancer in a ballet; compare première danseuse.

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References[edit]

  • ‖premier danseur” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • premier danseur, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, September 2008)