Definition of ballet
1a : a theatrical art form using dancing, music, and scenery to convey a story, theme, or atmosphereb : dancing in which conventional poses and steps are combined with light flowing figures (as leaps and turns)
2 : music for a ballet
3 : a group that performs ballets
balleticplay \ba-ˈle-tik\ adjective
Examples of ballet in a sentence
She does tap dancing and ballet.
We are going to a ballet tonight.
This is one of my favorite ballets.
Origin and Etymology of ballet
French, from Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo dance, from ballare
First Known Use: 1634
BALLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ballet for English Language Learners
: a kind of dancing that is performed on a stage and that uses dance, music, costumes, and scenery to tell a story
: a show in which ballet is performed
: a group of dancers who perform ballets together
BALLET Defined for Kids
Definition of ballet for Students
1 : a stage dance that tells a story in movement and pantomime
2 : a group that performs ballets
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