Definition of Ballerina

1. Noun. A female ballet dancer.

Exact synonyms: Danseuse
Generic synonyms: Ballet Dancer
Specialized synonyms: Prima Ballerina



Definition of Ballerina

1. Noun. A female ballet dancer. ¹

2. Noun. (context: less common sometimes derogatory) A male ballet dancer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ballerina

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballerina

ballcap
ballcapped
ballcaps
ballcarrier
ballcarriers
ballclay
ballclays
ballclub
ballclubs
ballcock
ballcocks
balldress
balled
baller
baller mistress
ballerina (current term)
ballerina-foot pattern
ballerinalike
ballerinas
ballerino
ballerinos
ballers
ballestra
ballestras
ballet
ballet company
ballet dad
ballet dancer
ballet flat
ballet flats

Literary usage of Ballerina

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1. The Metropolitan (1833)
"MIRIAM LA ballerina. " Now by my hood, a Gentile, and no Jewess. ... Miriam la ballerina a dancer— holy Father Abraham, my daughter an opera dancer! and ..."

2. My Adventures by Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (1845)
"HERE I am, in company with my friend Lieutenant D , in the metropolis of Upper Italy, apparently yoked to the triumphal car of the fair ballerina, ..."

3. Florence, the New Capital of Italy by Charles Richard Weld (1867)
"... Queen of Portugal-—• A Venetian ballerina—Patti's Family—The Opera in Florence— Great number of New Operas—Rossini's Operas — Ballets in Florence—Pretty ..."

4. Read & Understand Celebrating Diversity Grades 1-2 by Jill Norris (2000)
"Evelyn Cisneros Prima ballerina On the first day of school everyone stared at me. The other kids laughed and pointed. They teased me because I looked ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1877)
"The following are favourite words to these dance ai re : La bella ballerina è entrata in bailo, Mírala un po' come la baila bene ! ..."

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