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ballet (ˈbæleɪ Pronunciation for ballet ; bæˈleɪ Pronunciation for ballet



    1. a classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ ballet dancer
  1. a theatrical representation of a story or theme performed to music by ballet dancers
  2. a troupe of ballet dancers
  3. a piece of music written for a ballet

Derived Forms

balletic (bæˈlɛtɪk Pronunciation for balletic  adjective

Word Origin

C17: from French, from Italian balletto literally: a little dance, from ballare to dance; see ball2

Translations for 'ballet'

  • British English: balletPronunciation for ballet Ballet is a type of artistic dancing with carefully planned movements.She is also keen on the ballet.ˈbæleɪ; bæˈleɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: باليهPronunciation for باليه
  • Brazilian Portuguese: baléPronunciation for balé
  • Chinese: 芭蕾Pronunciation for 芭蕾
  • Croatian: baletPronunciation for balet
  • Czech: baletPronunciation for balet
  • Danish: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • Dutch: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • European Spanish: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • Finnish: balettiPronunciation for baletti
  • French: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • German: BallettPronunciation for Ballett
  • Greek: μπαλέτοPronunciation for μπαλέτο
  • Italian: danza classicaPronunciation for danza classica
  • Japanese: バレエPronunciation for バレエ
  • Korean: 발레Pronunciation for 발레
  • Norwegian: ballettPronunciation for ballett
  • Polish: baletPronunciation for balet
  • Portuguese: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • Romanian: balet
  • Russian: балетPronunciation for балет
  • Spanish: balletPronunciation for ballet
  • Swedish: balettPronunciation for balett
  • Thai: ระบำปลายเท้าPronunciation for ระบำปลายเท้า
  • Turkish: balePronunciation for bale
  • Ukrainian: балет
  • Vietnamese: ba lêPronunciation for ba lê

Example Sentences Including 'ballet'

He adored showing it off to all his friends in the ballet company.
Melville, Anne The Hardie Inheritance
I said I'd like some small talk about poetry and ballet first.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
Oh, we had all the requisite subscriptions: symphony, ballet , opera.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)


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