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ballet

EnglishEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /balɛt/[b̥aˈlɛd̥]

NounEdit

ballet c (singular definite balletten, plural indefinite balletter)

  1. ballet

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian balletto.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ballet m (plural ballets)

  1. ballet

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

ballet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of ballen.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

ballet n

  1. definite singular of ball (Etymology 2)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

ballet n

  1. definite singular of ball (Etymology 2)

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈle/, /baˈlet/

NounEdit

ballet m (uncountable)

  1. ballet