Definition of Nureyev, Rudolf in US English:

Nureyev, Rudolf

proper noun

  • (1939–93), Austrian ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Russia. He defected to the West in 1961 and joined the Royal Ballet in London, where he began his noted partnership with Margot Fonteyn.

Pronunciation

Nureyev, Rudolf

/no͝oˈrāəf/