Definition of primo ballerino in English:

primo ballerino

noun

  • The principal male dancer of a ballet company; a skilled or renowned male ballet dancer.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Noel Humphreys (1807–1879), graphic artist and author. From Italian primo ballerino (although this is apparently first attested slightly later: 1847 or earlier) from primo first + ballerino.

Pronunciation

primo ballerino

/ˌpriːməʊ baləˈriːnəʊ/