Definition of danseuse in English:

danseuse

noun

  • A female ballet dancer.

    • ‘On August 31 it will be the Rhythm to Music and Dance workshop conducted by Sheila Srinivas and the young Bharatnatyam danseuse, Suhasini Krishnamurthy.’
    • ‘Marie Bonfanti and Rita Sangalli were the premières danseuses.’
    • ‘The danseuse's grace emphasised the flavour of Odissi, marked by the bends in the body, neck, knees and waist.’
    • ‘This year's activities started with a dance performance by Sobhana, award winning film actress and renowned danseuse.’
    • ‘She wants to be recognised as a classical danseuse some day.’
    • ‘The pieces followed each other with such rapidity, and the young danseuses exhibited such poise and grace, that it was obvious they had practiced long and hard.’

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally female dancer.

Pronunciation:

danseuse

/danˈso͞oz/