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bal·le·ri·na

 (băl′ə-rē′nə)
n.
1. A principal woman dancer in a ballet company.
2. A ballet dancer who is a woman or a girl.

[Italian, from ballare, to dance, from Late Latin ballāre, from Greek ballizein; see ball2.]

ballerina

(ˌbæləˈriːnə)
n
1. (Ballet) a female ballet dancer
2. (Ballet) US the principal female dancer of a ballet company
[C18: from Italian, feminine of ballerino dancing master, from ballare to dance, from Late Latin ballāre: see ball2]

bal•le•ri•na

(ˌbæl əˈri nə)

n., pl. -nas.
a female ballet dancer.
[1785–95; < Italian, feminine of ballerino professional dancer]

ballerina

A female dancer of the chief classical roles in a company; also called prima ballerina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballerina - a female ballet dancerballerina - a female ballet dancer    
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
prima ballerina - a leading female ballet dancer
Translations
balerínabaletka
ballerinaballetdanserinde
ballerinabalettitanssijatar
balerina
balerina
balletdansmær
バレリーナ
발레리나
balerina
balerīna
balerína
balerina
ballerina
นักเต้นบัลเลต์หญิง
nữ diễn viên ba lê

ballerina

[ˌbæləˈriːnə] Nbailarina f (de ballet)
prima ballerinaprimera bailarina f

ballerina

[ˌbæləˈriːnə] nballerine f

ballerina

nBallerina f; (principal) → Primaballerina f

ballerina

[ˌbæləˈriːnə] nballerina (classica)

ballerina

(bӕləˈriːnə) noun
a female (often principal) ballet-dancer. Pavlova was a famous ballerina.

ballerina

راقِصَةُ الباليه baletka ballerina Ballerina μπαλαρίνα bailarina ballerina ballerine balerina ballerina バレリーナ 발레리나 ballerina ballerina baletnica bailarina балерина ballerina นักเต้นบัลเลต์หญิง balerin nữ diễn viên ba lê 芭蕾舞女演员
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