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Meaning of “ballet” in the English Dictionary

"ballet" in British English

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balletnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbæl.eɪ/  us   /bælˈeɪ/
B1 a ​type of ​dancing where ​carefullyorganizedmovementstell a ​story or ​express an ​idea, or a ​theatrework 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
(Definition of ballet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ballet" in American English

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balletnoun [C/U]

 us   /bæˈleɪ/
a ​type of ​dancing in which ​controlledmovements of the ​body are ​designed to ​express the ​beauty of ​physicalmotion, 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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