Definitions for: Ballet


[n] a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers
[n] music written for a ballet



Webster (1913) Definition: Bal"let`, n. [F., a dim. of bal dance. See 2d Ball,
n.]
1. An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment,
or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women.
Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.

2. The company of persons who perform the ballet.

3. (Mus.) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden
or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal
composers.

4. (Her.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or
more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc.,
according to color.

Synonyms: concert dance

See Also: act, chasse, choreography, classical ballet, comedy ballet, duet, glissade, modern ballet, music, pas de deux, pas seul, sashay, stage dancing, variation

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