Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ballet”

See all translations

ballet

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈbæl.eɪ/ us    /bælˈeɪ/
B1 a type of dancing where carefully organized movements tell a story or express an idea, or a theatre work that uses this type of dancing: a ballet dancer By the age of 15 he had already composed his first ballet (= music for a ballet).
More examples
balletic
adjective uk   /bəˈlet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈlet̬-/
balletic movements
Translations of “ballet”
in Korean 발레…
in Arabic رَقْص البالِيه…
in French ballet, (de) ballet…
in Turkish balet, erkek bale dansçısı, bale…
in Italian danza classica, balletto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 芭蕾舞,舞劇…
in Russian балет, балетная труппа…
in Polish balet…
in Spanish ballet…
in Portuguese balé…
in German das Ballett, Ballett……
in Catalan ballet…
in Japanese バレエ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 芭蕾舞,舞剧…
(Definition of ballet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ballet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ballet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More