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pas de deux

 (dœ)
n. pl. pas de deux
1. A dance for two, especially a dance in ballet consisting of an entrée and adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
2. A close relationship between two people or things, as during an activity.

[French : pas, step + de, of, for + deux, two.]
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pas de deux

(French pɑddø)
n, pl pas de deux
(Ballet) ballet a sequence for two dancers
[French: step for two]
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pas de deux

(ˌpɑ də ˈdœ)

n., pl. pas de deux (ˈdœ, ˈdœz)
1. a dance for two persons.
2. a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
[1755–65; < French: literally, step for two]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pas de deux - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)pas de deux - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
adagio - a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
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Translations

pas de deux

[ˈpɑːdəˈdɜː] Npaso m a dos
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pas de deux

nPas de deux m
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References in classic literature ?
'You'll have to introduce one for the phenomenon, so you'd better make a PAS DE DEUX, and save time.'
Kajima and Matthews will perform the 'Giselle' pas de deux and 'Madame Butterfly' pas de deux by Stanton Welch.
ere will also be excerpts from world-famous classics - the act One pas de deux from Beauty and the Beast, Le Fille mal gardee's Ribbon pas de deux and the Clog Dance and Lily of Laguna pas de deux from Hobson's Choice.
The project, called Pas de Deux - which translates as Dance for Two - involved pro fessional dancers going into schools to give the pupils a fun and exciting taster of what dance has to offer.
Pereira's partner, Keiichi Hirano, tore his Achilles tendon during the Le Corsaire pas de deux. She then improvised a bravura solo finale--to tumultuous applause.
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is one of Northumberland's key participants through an exciting landmark partnership commission called Pas de Deux, which translates as dance for two.
The piece, entitled Celebrations: The Art of the Pas de Deux, was for five couples from five countries.
B's Theme and Variations and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux shared a bill with work by Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills and Hong Kong's own Yuri Ng.
He will keep the famous Le Corsaire pas de deux (which was actually not part of the original).
Garter has danced both Kitri and Basil in the Don Quixote pas de deux. This season he'll dance the male lead in La Cage (Robert LaFosse's parody of Robbins' The Cage) after switch-hitting as the ballerina in Paquita.
He was at the program setting two pas de deux to Spanish and Latino music.
A polished performer, Scheller dazzles in the demanding Ballo della Regina, but impresses most with her exhilarating performances of the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, a role she first performed with Julio Bocca on his summer tour in 2005.