ballerino

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian ballerino

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbæləɹˈiːnoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -iːnəʊ
  • Hyphenation: bal‧le‧ri‧no

Noun[edit]

ballerino (plural ballerinos)

  1. The star male ballet performer of a company.
    • 2007 June 17, David Colman, “The Merman of La Scala”, in New York Times[1]:
      As aware as you are, though, consider how much more keenly the leaping ballerinas and ballerinos of the world feel the tow with every move they make.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ballare +‎ -ino

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ballerino (feminine ballerina, masculine plural ballerini, feminine plural ballerine)

  1. dancing
  2. unstable

Noun[edit]

ballerino m (plural ballerini, feminine ballerina)

  1. dancer, ballet dancer (male) hoofer

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: ballerino
  • French: ballerin

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Further reading[edit]

  • ballerino in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana