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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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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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