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Origin of ballet
OTHER WORDS FROM balletbal·let·ic [ba-let-ik, buh-], /bæˈlɛt ɪk, bə-/, adjectivebal·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for ballet
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.