Definition of troupe in English:

troupe

noun

  • A group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tour to different venues.

    ‘a dance troupe’
    ‘a troupe of singers’
    • ‘A dance troupe will be coming up from London to provide the entertainment.’
    • ‘As early as the 1920s, the city had hosted performances by foreign ballet troupes and folk dance groups from Europe.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, many landowners funded their own troupes of serf dancers, performing folk and ballet.’
    • ‘At present there're four Lord of the Dance troupes touring the world.’
    • ‘Today, there are over fifty concert-party troupes that perform in both city and rural areas.’
    • ‘She performs with different troupes in various parts of the country and abroad.’
    • ‘These were plays performed in fifteenth century England by roving troupes of actors.’
    • ‘More than half of them became ordinary dancers in dance troupes.’
    • ‘Dance troupes, vocal and instrumental performers, fashion designers and other artists have also been invited to take part.’
    • ‘Six separate dance troupes are currently touring the world with this winner of nine global awards.’
    • ‘Behind them is an army of shamrock-studded floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands.’
    • ‘Two performing troupes from the temple are constantly on tour overseas.’
    • ‘As part of the troupe, she toured Europe and performed in several major concerts.’
    • ‘There is a beauty to the troupes of dancers and actors, but writers have a different fate.’
    • ‘The four dancers from the troupe which performed in Bulgaria are her students.’
    • ‘Folk costumes are worn by Latvian Americans primarily when performing in song groups or dance troupes.’
    • ‘The arts council is expected to back a proposal for a national theatre that would not have a building or a troupe of actors.’
    • ‘Dance troupes are becoming more popular; their performances relate stories of everyday life.’
    • ‘A troupe of Morris dancers wouldn't have looked out of place, prancing about on the village green.’
    • ‘The stage gathered not only Bulgarian presenters but also members of folk troupes and dance ensembles from the Balkan region.’
    group, company, band, ensemble, set
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Origin

Early 19th century: from French, literally ‘troop’.

Pronunciation

troupe

/truːp/