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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).
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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…
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