corps de ballet

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

Origin of corps de ballet

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

noun
  1. the members of a ballet company who dance together in a group
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