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Definition of the noun ballet

What does ballet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ballets

  1. a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
  2. music written for a ballet
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: music = an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Alternative definition of the noun ballet


  1. A classical form of dance.
  2. A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.

Specialised definition of the noun ballet

Glossary of sports

a form of dance characterised by conventional steps, poses and graceful movements including leaps and spins (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

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Ballet a.k.a. Ballet killer is a fictional character from the 2006 No Mercy for the Rude.


  1. Ballet as a music form progressed from simply a complement to dance, to a concrete compositional form that often had as much value as the dance that went along with it. The dance form, originating in France during the 17th century, began as a theatrical dance. It was not until the 19th century that ballet gained status as a “classical” form. In ballet, the terms ‘classical’ and ‘romantic’ are chronologically reversed from musical usage. Thus, the 19th century classical period in ballet coincided with the 19th century Romantic era in Music. Ballet music composers from the 17th–19th centuries, including the likes of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, were predominantly in France and Russia. Yet with the increased international notoriety seen in Tchaikovsky’s lifetime, ballet music composition and ballet in general spread across the western world.
  2. "Ballet" is a composition.


  1. "Ballet" is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman. It portrays rehearsals, choreography, performances, business transactions, and other day-to-day life of the American Ballet Theatre. Much of the footage dates from the 1992 season. It also includes scenes from the company's European tour, namely in Greece and Copenhagen.
  2. "Ballet" a.k.a. "Étoile", also known as Ballet or Star, is a 1989 film starring Jennifer Connelly and Gary McCleery.
  3. "Ballet" a.k.a. "Ballett" is a film, directed by Eivind Tolås.

Phrases with Ballet

Phrases starting with the word Ballet:

  1. Ballet Dad
  2. Ballet Music
  3. ballet skirt
  4. ballet dancer
  5. ballet master
  6. ballet company
  7. ballet mistress
  8. ballet position

Phrases ending with the word Ballet:

  1. comedy ballet
  2. modern ballet
  3. Canadian Ballet
  4. corps de ballet
  5. classical ballet
  6. La Danse: the Paris Opera Ballet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ballet

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Google previewVirgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writings (2016)

Library of America #277 by Virgil Thomson

Like the movies, the ballet is a visual spectacle; and like all things visual, it is emotionally frigid. It needs music for continuity...

Ballet is the expression of human sentiments by means of the muscular members. Its higher schools are opposed to ...

Google previewThe Joffrey Ballet School's Book of Ballet-Fit (1999)

by Allison Kyle Leopold, Dena Simone Moss

REMEMBERI BALLET Is A PERFORMING ART Even though you're studying ballet for fitness and pleasure, keep in mind that you are learning a performing art , an art intended for an audience. It's for this reason that many teachers make ...

Google previewBallet In America - The Emergence Of An American Art (2013)

by George Amberg

The ballet is a developed, traditional medium. Like painting or music, the ballet consists...

Google previewMoving History/Dancing Cultures (2013)

A Dance History Reader by Ann Dils, Ann Cooper Albright

Nevertheless, ballet is a product of the Western world, and it is a dance form developed by Caucasians who speak Indo-...

Properly, the term ballet refers to a particular form of theater dance, which came into being in the Renaissance and ...

Google previewBeginning Ballet With Web Resource (2013)

by Gayle Kassing

Beginning Ballet is a comprehensive book for students enrolled in a high school or college beginning baIIet course. It may be taught in a fine arts, physical education, or dance program as either a general education course or an introductory ...

Google previewAn English Ballet (2012)

by Ninette de Valois

Music 'adapted' to ballet is an increasing menace; areturntothe specially composed score isof primary importance, forhereliesthe true collaboration. Whenthe choreographer, librettist andcomposer work together from thefirstonanew ballet ...

Google previewAin't I a Beauty Queen? (2002)

Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race by Maxine Leeds Craig

The almost entirely white Joffrey Ballet is a raceless dance company, while the almost entirely black Alvin Ailey company is a black dance company. A stance of neutrality protects white privilege without recourse to racial discourse. Political ...

Google previewDance of Death (2013)

Kurt Jooss and the Weimar Years by Suzanne Walther

The ballet is a statement about the specific ...

Google previewThe Sound of Applause (2009)

by Audrey Taylor Henry

ballet is a basic form. Break dancing created by young street dancers is a relatively new form which has continued to develop into different styles. Traveling Troupes / Rural Areas / Genres Early rural communities 46 Audrey Taylor Henry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

BALLET. Some ballets feature plots about prostitutes, for example, Miraculous Mandarin and Manon Lescaut. The Miraculous Mandarin ballet was written and composed by Bela Bartok in 1918 but not performed until 1926 because of its ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Dana K. Cassell, David H. Gleaves

ballet dancers According to various reports in medical literature, between 7 and 38 percent of female dancers in competitive settings have been found to have serious eating problems. Classical ballet demands the same high standards of ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

The Romantic Ballet in Paris, 2nd rev . ed.

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne

ballet was imported after the days of the masque, but the impetus provided by the Diaghilev co. led to the formation of the Camargo Soc. in 1930, of whom the leading lights were the economist Maynard Keynes (married to Lydia ...

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Quotes about Ballet

The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15. (Robert Caro)
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Scrabble value of B3A1L1L1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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