corps de ballet

[kawr duh ba-ley, bal-ey; French kawr duh ba-le]
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noun

the dancers in a ballet company who perform as a group and have no solo parts.

Nearby words

  1. corporator,
  2. corporeal,
  3. corporeity,
  4. corposant,
  5. corps,
  6. corps diplomatique,
  7. corps of engineers,
  8. corpse,
  9. corpsman,
  10. corpulence

Origin of corps de ballet

From French, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at corps, ballet

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British Dictionary definitions for corps de ballet

corps de ballet

noun

the members of a ballet company who dance together in a group
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