corps de balletnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]uk /ˌkɔː.də ˈbæl.eɪ/ us /ˌkɔːr.də.bæl ˈeɪ /
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- 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.