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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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ballet (countable and uncountable, 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, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ballet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

ballet (third-person singular simple present ballets, present participle balleting, simple past and past participle balleted)

  1. To perform an action reminiscent of ballet dancing.
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      Situations that typically require longer iliac limbs than the measurements suggest include extreme iliac tortuosity, “balleting” of the limbs (Endurant and Excluder) (Fig. 90-3), and the need to extend to the external iliac arteries. It these anatomic circumstances, it is prudent to choose a longer length when in doubt.
    • 2016 Jacob Russell Dring, "Endless the Chase"
      Unfortunately, he could only sustain so much abuse. Footfalls approached. Kanoa's lips smacked and his jaw hung open. His eyelids fluttered, their underlying gaze balleting without clarity. He felt beyond sick, and his world spun immensely. A garbled voice of incoherency seemed to be his only link to this realm of consciousness.
    • 2017 Num Nums "A Total Bust a Move" The ZhuZhus
      Frankie's obviously going to ballet her way to the trophy.

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NounEdit

ballet m (plural ballets)

  1. ballet

ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

ballet

  1. ballet (dance tradition and style)

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

InflectionEdit


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.

Northern SamiEdit

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