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ballet master

a man who trains a ballet company.
Also called maître de ballet.
Origin of ballet master
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • This gave rise therefore to many bickerings with the ballet master, until at length I learned compliance.

  • He went to Turin as ballet master and met Somis, who induced him to take up the violin and apply himself to serious study.

  • It is true that I refrained at the time from telling Nijinsky what I thought of his efforts as a ballet master.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • I will engage you as ballet master and character actor and offer you a hundred soldi a month.

    Such is Life Frank Wedekind
  • The groomsmen, carefully chosen to match, stepped as though trained by a ballet master.

Contemporary definitions for ballet master

a teacher who directs, trains, and choreographs dance at a ballet company's 21st Century Lexicon
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