majorette


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ma·jor·ette

 (mā′jə-rĕt′)
n.
1. A female dancer who twirls a baton, usually in a group and sometimes with a marching band.
2. A drum majorette.

majorette

(ˌmeɪdʒəˈrɛt)

ma•jor•ette

(ˌmeɪ dʒəˈrɛt)

n.
1. a girl or woman who twirls a baton with a marching band.
2. a girl or woman who leads a marching band.
Also called drum majorette.
[1940–45, Amer.; (drum) major + -ette]
usage: See -ette.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.majorette - a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching bandmajorette - a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
baton twirler, twirler - someone who twirls a baton
2.majorette - a female drum major
conductor, music director, director - the person who leads a musical group
Translations

majorette

[ˌmeɪdʒəˈret] Nmajorette f, batonista f

majorette

[ˌmeɪdʒəˈrɛt] nmajorette fmajor general ngénéral m de division

majorette

nMajorette f
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