Definition of première danseuse in English:

première danseuse

(also premiere danseuse)

noun

  • A leading female dancer, especially in a ballet company; a ballerina.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From French première danseuse (apparently not recorded in dictionaries of French) from première, feminine of premier + danseuse.

Pronunciation

première danseuse

/ˌprɛmɪɛː dɒnˈsəːz//ˌprɛmɪɛː danˈsəːz//ˌprɛmɪɛː dɑːnˈsəːz/