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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).
balletic
adjective uk   /bəˈlet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈlet̬-/
balletic movements
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