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balletnoun [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   /bəˈlet̬.ɪk/
balletic movements
(Definition of ballet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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balletnoun [C/U]

us   /bæˈleɪ/
a type of dancing in which controlled movements of the body are designed to express the beauty of physical motion, often while telling a story, or a piece of music for such dancing
(Definition of ballet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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