Russian ballet

noun

1
: ballet developed early in the 20th century by teachers and students of the Russian Imperial Ballet Academy with characteristic emphasis upon the execution of dramatic, symbolic, or interpretative pantomime through rhythmic plastic movements and postures with the aid of appropriate costumes and setting
2
: a group of dancers trained in the Russian ballet

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Russian ballet was in 1909

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“Russian ballet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Russian%20ballet. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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