Definition of etoile in English:

etoile

(also étoile)

noun

  • 1Heraldry
    A charge in the form of a star with wavy rays. Compare "estoil(e)".

  • 2(A title for) a leading dancer in a ballet company. Compare premier danseur , première danseuse .

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From French étoile star, star-shaped fort, X-shaped bandage, a charge in the form of a star, leading dancer in a ballet company from classical Latin stella star.

Pronunciation

etoile

/ɪˈtɔɪl/ /ɛˈtɔɪl/ /ɛˈtwɑːl/