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n. pl. dan·seuses (-sœz′)
A woman who is a ballet dancer.

[French, feminine of danseur, danseur; see danseur.]
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(Ballet) a female ballet dancer
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(Fr. dɑ̃ˈsœz)

n., pl. -seuses (Fr. -ˈsœz)
a female ballet dancer.
[1835–45; < French; feminine of danseur; see -euse]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.danseuse - a female ballet dancerdanseuse - a female ballet dancer    
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
prima ballerina - a leading female ballet dancer
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References in classic literature ?
He leaned back and critically regarded the person of a girl with a straw-colored wig who upon the stage was flinging her heels in somewhat awkward imitation of a well-known danseuse.
Is she some little danseuse with the whim to be romantically rustic for a week?
Some time after our rupture, you wished to study music, under the celebrated baritone who made such a successful appearance at the Theatre Italien; at the same time I felt inclined to learn dancing of the danseuse who acquired such a reputation in London.
Men who could all say such witty things in their cups or in company with a danseuse, how could they help being friends?
It appears that she was formerly a danseuse at the Allegro, and that she has known the bridegroom for some years.
Byline: Amy Bennett talks to Barry Reilly, manager of Woodcote Stud, whose Danseuse Du Soir has produced last Sunday's Gladness Stakes winner Jumbajukiba and Group 1 winner Scintillo
Danseuse Nandini Alva, the wife of late former minister Jeevaraj Alva, is contesting from Bangalore Central as a JD( S) candidate.
Sanjana, a versatile singer and gifted danseuse is undergoing training in Hindustani classical music under the tutelage of Ustad Khalid Anwar Jaan, a reputed musician from Lahore, Pakistan.
His main rivals are Congress nominee Suresh Patel and noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai, who is making her electoral debut as an independent.
Other award winners are Juddmonte's Oasis Dream (Tattersalls Silver Salver, for leading British-based first-season sire); Woodcote Stud resident Danseuse De Soir (HJ Joel Silver Salver, for leading British-based Flat broodmare); Dudley Moffat's Deb's Ball (Dudgeon Cup, for leading National Hunt broodmare); Shade Oak Stud's Alflora (Horse & Hound Cup, for leading active Britishbased sire by chase winners); and Wood Farm Stud's Sir Harry Lewis (Whitbread Silver Salver, for leading active British-based National Hunt sire by earnings).
I most enjoyed Jaffe's stony pomposity as the Italian, Anna Liceica's effusive Russian, and Ashley Tuttle's giddy French danseuse. But Tudor's wit requires more buffing.
The matter was later settled amicably with the servitors offering apologies to the danseuse who learnt Odissi under the tutelage of late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.