Definition of pas de trois in US English:

pas de trois


  • A dance for three people.

    • ‘There were notable performances in the Act 1 pas de trois.’
    • ‘Dancers from the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago performed this enigmatic pas de trois.’
    • ‘I think he has to be more reserved and to show off less in this pas de trois, as it requires harmony among the three dancers.’
    • ‘The strength of the company's male dancers was well displayed in the several exciting pas de trois for men which celebrate male camaraderie.’
    • ‘The pas de trois was a very successful piece of choreography.’
    trio, triplet, triplets, triumvirate, triad, trinity, troika, triunity, triangle, triplex
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French, literally ‘step of three’.


pas de trois

/ˌpä də ˈtwä/