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Definition of 'ballet'

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It's as if a sumo wrestler turned in a stride into a ballet dancer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's up there with the most distinguished ballet schools in the world. The Sun (2016)But despite these ballet pumps being the right size, I had to battle to get them on. The Sun (2016)There is a reason they call them ballet pumps - my feet look like I have spent a week in a tortuous ballet camp. The Sun (2016)So this is not a story ballet in the usual sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet classical ballet is not colour blind. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would make the fostering of opera and ballet a central objective. Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)Yet how many ballet dancers working today can you name? Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can vary the look and dress it down by wearing ballet pumps. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Painting ballet dancers over and over again feels frivolous and mildly decadent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The only important thing to him was to study classical ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He formed a coterie of opera and ballet lovers who were enthusiastic and loyal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His family enrolled him in a local ballet school because it guaranteed him food. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Bring on the ballet pumps and happy days are here again. The Sun (2010)Now they look and dress like ballet dancers. The Sun (2012)During this period he also composed three operas and three ballets as well as a quantity of works for the concert hall. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The crowds visited museums and galleries, watched ballet performances and listened to concerts. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was into all forms of dance, but classical ballet was her favourite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The orchestra plays the ballet music but there's no dancing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He's determined to keep big story ballets alive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's a perverse little ballet but performances this good make it a treat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What's great about having three different ballets together is the variety. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But first up are the headlining foreigners with the world's favourite ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And 70 minutes of unremitting ballet music may not be the most intellectually challenging fare. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Ballet dancers work like stink to disguise their effort, appearing to laugh in the face of gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Hopefully it won't include filthy ballet pumps and dresses that don't stay up. The Sun (2010)

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Translations for 'ballet'

British English: ballet /ˈbæleɪ; bæˈleɪ/ NOUN
Ballet is a type of artistic dancing with carefully planned movements.
She is also keen on the ballet.
  • American English: ballet
  • Arabic: باليه
  • Brazilian Portuguese: balé
  • Chinese: 芭蕾
  • Croatian: balet
  • Czech: balet
  • Danish: ballet
  • Dutch: ballet
  • European Spanish: ballet
  • Finnish: baletti
  • French: ballet
  • German: Ballett
  • Greek: μπαλέτο
  • Italian: danza classica
  • Japanese: バレエ
  • Korean: 발레
  • Norwegian: ballett
  • Polish: balet
  • European Portuguese: ballet
  • Romanian: balet
  • Russian: балет
  • Spanish: ballet
  • Swedish: balett
  • Thai: ระบำปลายเท้า
  • Turkish: bale
  • Ukrainian: балет
  • Vietnamese: ba lê

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