Origin of ballet
OTHER WORDS FROM balletbal·let·ic [ba-let-ik, buh-], /bæˈlɛt ɪk, bə-/, adjectivebal·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
How to use ballet in a sentence
“Not all students have the privilege of taking ballet classes or sports clubs,” said Julia Stevens, the president of Oregon’s SHAPE chapter.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled|Kelly Field|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
The average in buyer upgrades in the quarter was $183,000, also the most in the company’s history, as buyers feather their new nests with home offices and gyms, complete with rubberized floors, full-length mirrored walls and built-in ballet barres.Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley on Where Americans Are Moving During the Pandemic|Eben Shapiro|January 10, 2021|Time
Russo is no Nabokov, to be sure, but if the comedy here is clumsier, and the language less balletic, the pathos is no less real.Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin”|Sam Munson|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Everything about his game, from the silent, balletic footwork to his deceptive strength is functioning with clockwork precision.
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.