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


prima ballerina

BrE BrE//ˌpriːmə ˌbæləˈriːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːmə ˌbæləˈriːnə//
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the main woman dancer in a ballet company Word Origin late 19th cent.: Italian, literally ‘first ballerina’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prima ballerina