Origin of ballet
OTHER WORDS FROM balletbal·let·ic [ba-let-ik, buh-], /bæˈlɛt ɪk, bə-/, adjectivebal·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby ballet
How to use ballet in a sentence
If you know you’re never going to record a ballet class, for example, delete that option if you can.Best fitness tracker: Hit your health goals and sleep better with these picks|PopSci Commerce Team|January 27, 2021|Popular-Science
If I had gotten into the Royal Ballet School, I would have gone to ballet school and become a ballet dancer.The BBC’s Katty Kay Shuts Down Men Who ‘Tell Me to Shut Up’|Eugene Robinson|January 23, 2021|Ozy
So I’ve decided to spend an hour a week of my time in a local ballet studio, in a mask, plie-ing and pirouetting, or at least trying.Freed from the pre-pandemic rush, my teen rediscovered a beloved hobby — and so did I|Kristen Chase|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
In one day’s strip, Calvin and Hobbes might engage in, say, a ballet of physical comedy — the stretch and squash effects rendering the strip as near to animation as a static art form can.‘Calvin and Hobbes’ said goodbye 25 years ago. Here’s why Bill Watterson’s masterwork enchants us still.|Michael Cavna|December 31, 2020|Washington Post
So many things have already been taken from them — school, their friends, ballet recitals, taekwondo — that, honestly, I just want to wake up on Christmas morning and see their eyes light up.A time to splurge or a time to scrape by: Holidays expose widening disparity among U.S. families|Abha Bhattarai|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Monir is not interested in classic dances like tango or ballet.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When I studied in London back in 2005, I actually saw the ballet, too.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she was forced to drop it at 11 to focus all her energy on ballet.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the New York City Ballet seems to have found the answer: Valentino.
Yet few have done so with as much fanfare, star power, and consistency as the New York City Ballet.
Two unsophisticated country lasses visited Niblo's in New York during the ballet season.
I have foolishly undertaken to write music for a ballet Cinderella, at a very small fee.
In their youth both had been enthusiastic admirers of the ballet, and had often tried to imitate the art of the dancers.
She remained alone until the curtain fell upon the first act of the ballet.
They carried him away without any fuss, and Peter was just in time, after all, to see the finish of the second act of the ballet.
British Dictionary definitions for ballet
- a classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity
- (as modifier)ballet dancer
Derived forms of balletballetic (bæˈlɛtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for ballet
Cultural definitions for ballet
Theatrical entertainment in which dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. The technique of ballet is elaborate and requires many years of training. Two classical ballets are Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Two great modern ballets are The Rite of Spring, composed by Igor Stravinsky, and Fancy Free, by Leonard Bernstein.