meaning of ballerina

ballerina meaning in General Dictionary

a lady ballet performer

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  • a lady dancing dancer

ballerina meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1792, from Italian ballerina, virtually "dancing girl," fem. of ballerino "dancer," from ballo "a-dance" (see baseball (n.2)). The Italian plural form ballerine previously often had been utilized in English.

ballerina - German to English


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  • dancing girl