Definition of pas de trois in English:

pas de trois

noun

  • A dance for three people.

    • ‘Dancers from the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago performed this enigmatic pas de trois.’
    • ‘There were notable performances in the Act 1 pas de trois.’
    • ‘The strength of the company's male dancers was well displayed in the several exciting pas de trois for men which celebrate male camaraderie.’
    • ‘The pas de trois was a very successful piece of choreography.’
    • ‘I think he has to be more reserved and to show off less in this pas de trois, as it requires harmony among the three dancers.’
    trio, triplet, triplets, triumvirate, triad, trinity, troika, triunity, triangle, triplex
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Origin

French, literally ‘step of three’.

Pronunciation

pas de trois

/ˌpɑː də ˈtrwʌ/