- ballet blanc,
- ballet flat,
- ballet master,
- ballet mistress,
- ballet slipper
Origin of ballet
Examples from the Web for balletic
Everything about his game, from the silent, balletic footwork to his deceptive strength is functioning with clockwork precision.
- a classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity
- (as modifier)ballet dancer
Word Origin for ballet
1660s, from French ballette from Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo "a dance" (see ball (n.2)). Balletomane attested by 1930.
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.