Definition of ballerina noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbæləˈriːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæləˈriːnə//
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a female dancer in ballet see also prima ballerina Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Italian, feminine of ballerino ‘dancing master’, from ballare ‘to dance’, from late Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ballerina

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