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ballet

noun
 
 
/ˈbæleɪ/ US  /bælˈeɪ/
DANCING [U] B1 a type of dancing that is done in a theatre and tells a story, usually with musicDance and choreography in general
PERFORMANCE [C] a particular story or performance of ballet dancing: Mary's favourite ballet was 'Giselle'.Dance and choreography in general
DANCERS [C] a group of ballet dancers who work together: the Royal BalletDance and choreography in general
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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