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corps de ballet

[kawr duh ba-ley, bal-ey; French kawr duh ba-le] /ˌkɔr də bæˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪ; French kɔr də baˈlɛ/
noun
1.
the dancers in a ballet company who perform as a group and have no solo parts.
Origin of corps de ballet
1820-1830
From French, dating back to 1820-30; See origin at corps, ballet
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corps de ballet

/ˈkɔː də ˈbæleɪ; French kɔr də balɛ/
noun
1.
the members of a ballet company who dance together in a group
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