ballet

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A pas de deux of a production of the ballet Don Quixote.

Etymology[edit]

From French ballet, from Italian balletto (short dance, ballet), diminutive form of ballo (ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballet (plural ballets)

  1. A classical form of dance.
  2. A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
  3. The company of persons who perform this dance.
  4. (music) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa-la burden or chorus, most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
  5. (heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from French ballet or directly from Italian balletto, the diminutive form of ballo (dance, ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /balɛt/[b̥aˈlɛd̥]

Noun[edit]

ballet c (singular definite balletten, plural indefinite balletter)

  1. ballet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian balletto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballet m (plural ballets)

  1. ballet

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

ballet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of ballen.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈle/, /baˈlet/

Noun[edit]

ballet m (uncountable)

  1. ballet