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Definition of Ballet

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style of dance performed by a group of dancers
Ballet Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The company of persons who perform the ballet.
  
(n.)
An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.
  
(n.)
A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
  
(n.)
A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
  
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ballet
\bal"let`\ (&?;), n. [f., a dim. of bal dance. see 2d ball, n.]
1. an artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.
2. the company of persons who perform the ballet.
3. (mus.) a light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the elizabethan madrigal composers.
4. (her.) a bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers
(synonym) concert dance
(hypernym) stage dancing, choreography
(hyponym) classical ballet
(part-meronym) pas de deux, duet
(class) pas
2. music written for a ballet
(hypernym) music
Ballet Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
Indicates infidelity in the marriage state; also failures in business, and quarrels and jealousies among sweethearts.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Ballet Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Becoming a ballet dancer requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. It has been taught in ballet schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures to evolve the art.

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Ballet Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Both hands, fingers together, point straight down. They move up and down in successive order.