Definition of prima ballerina assoluta in English:

prima ballerina assoluta

(also prima ballerina asoluta)

noun

  • A prima ballerina of outstanding excellence.

Origin

Late 19th century. Apparently from Italian prima ballerina assoluta (although this is apparently not recorded in dictionaries of Italian) from prima ballerina + assoluta, feminine of assoluto.

Pronunciation

prima ballerina assoluta

/ˌpriːmə ˌbaləˈriːnə(r) ˌasəˈl(j)uːtə/