Definition of majorette in English:

majorette

noun

  • short for drum majorette
    • ‘Both events feature arts and crafts stalls, a fun fair, majorettes ' performances, a brass band and a barbecue.’
    • ‘The majorettes play a significant role in the successes of the orchestra.’
    • ‘A total of 14 acts were laid on for a 170-strong audience, with majorettes, solo singers, trumpet players and dancers strutting their stuff on stage.’
    • ‘How about those majorettes, you know, the baton twirlers, ever see them strut?’
    • ‘There will be 40 floats in tomorrow's procession, accompanied by marching bands, majorettes and cheerleaders.’
    • ‘Entertainment was provided by morris dancers, majorettes and wrestlers, with Bratton Silver Band also on hand to get the toes tapping.’
    • ‘Marching bands, majorettes and decorated floats will make up this year's Northfleet carnival on July 3.’
    • ‘People confuse us with majorettes but we don't perform at the same kind of functions.’
    • ‘She said: ‘Ideally we would like ex majorettes and they have to be over 21.’’
    • ‘She marched behind the St Joseph's Accordion Band and the majorettes in this year's St Patrick's Day parade in New York.’
    • ‘A reunion for people who were in the local majorettes troupe in the late 1970s is being organised for October with a trip to the Isle of Man.’
    • ‘At a recent wedding, I saw a dancing mother twirl a rifle in both hands above her head like the baton of a majorette.’
    • ‘What are required are accordion players, drummers and majorettes.’
    • ‘A popular community centre could be shut down, leaving majorettes, martial arts' enthusiasts and bowls players with nowhere to go.’
    • ‘If majorettes and samba bands are taking part it is a lot of hard work for them.’
    • ‘You could be sure that their majorettes were not only good twirlers, they were good students.’
    • ‘There's always like two ladies that look like Katherine Harris sitting in the corner, like ‘We used to be majorettes.’’
    • ‘When I was a little girl I really wanted to be a majorette, so my mom signed me up with the Oregon Journal Juniors Majorettes.’
    • ‘It will include floats, vintage cars, majorettes, stilt walkers, dancers and music.’
    • ‘Troupes of majorettes and dancers in distinct uniforms from across the region took turns to put on dazzling displays.’

Pronunciation:

majorette

/ˌmājəˈret/