Definition of “corps de ballet” - English Dictionary

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“corps de ballet” in British English

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corps de balletnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌkɔː.də ˈbæl.eɪ/ us /ˌkɔːr.də.bæl ˈeɪ /

Examples from literature

  • One can imagine a playhouse running on the basis of a big ballet, with a story, popular music, magnificent scenery, gorgeous costumes, huge corps de ballet, half-a-dozen principals and immense advertisement. 
  • Some pictures which will always count among the masterpieces of the nineteenth century, represent the whole corps de ballet performing on the stage before a dark and empty house. 

(Definition of “corps de ballet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)