coryphée definition

  • noun:
    • A ballet dancer whom ranks above a member for the corps de ballet and below a soloist and who executes in small ensembles.
    • A ballet dancer ranking above an associate of corps de dancing and below a soloist.
    • A ballet performer.
    • A ballet-dancer whom takes a respected part.
    • In ornithology, an African bush-creeper, a species of Thamnobia, T. coryphæa.

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