prima ballerina

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pri·ma ballerina

The leading woman dancer in a ballet company.

[Italian : prima, feminine of primo, first + ballerina, ballerina.]

prima ballerina

(Ballet) a leading female ballet dancer
[from Italian, literally: first ballerina]

pri′ma balleri′na

(ˈpri mə)
n., pl. prima ballerinas.
the principal ballerina in a ballet company.
[1895–1900; < Italian: literally, first ballerina]
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Noun1.prima ballerina - a leading female ballet dancer
ballerina, danseuse - a female ballet dancer

prima ballerina

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SITTING on the promenade Looking out to sea The sun is falling from the sky Miles away from me The sound of music As the sea laps the shore The last rays of sunlight Now fading away Into the night at the end of the day Gone the red glow reflected off the clouds The moon now full hangs in the sky A silvery orb lighting up the night Moonbeams sparkle on the incoming tide Skipping and dancing to the movement of the sea Like a Prima Ballerina Pirouetting across the stage The waves now closer crash against the shore Gone the music of a gentle sea Like a kettledrum as it hits the wall No longer the soft serenade that I did see When first the sunset greeted me Time to leave the promenade Head for home in the fading light Leaving this turbulent sea To caress the night.
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