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Definition of the noun ballet position

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noun

  1. classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: attitude / position / posture = the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    • more specific word: arabesque = position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose

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Google previewThe Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater (2012)

by Claude Summers

ballet master of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, invented the ballet position attitude, based on the statue of Mercury by Giovanni di Bologna. This statue is almost as famous in gay iconography as Michelangelo's David.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

by Stravinsky—Firebird Ballet company—Kirov Ballet dancer's leap—entrechat Ballet performer—dancer Ballet position with one leg raised—arabesque Ballet skirt/dress—tutu Ballet spin—pirouette Ballet steps and movements—arabesque ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ballet position Any of the five positions of the feet fundamental to all ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

classical ballet position arabesque classical dance ballet classical dancer ballerina classical language Latin, Greek classical music composition ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Musical Theater (2010)

Opera, Operetta, Musical Comedy by Robert Blumenfeld

A fundamental ballet position in which the dancer balances on one leg while the other is stretched out behind, balanced by any number of graceful positions of the arm. 2. In music, florid ornamentation; e.g., in passages that contain variations ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

a ballet position in which one leg is extended horizontally backward and the arms are outstretched. 2 an ornamental design of intertwined flowing lines. A-ra- bi-an /a'rabéan/ > adj. relating to Arabia or its people. > n. old use an Arab. Ar-a- bic ...

Google previewOxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

a ballet position in which one leg is extended horizontally backward and the arms are outstretched. 2 an ornamental design of intertwined flowing lines. A-ra- bi-an /a'rabéan/ > adj. relating to Arabia or its people. > n. old use an Arab. Ar-a- bic ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

a ballet position in which one leg is extended horizontally backwards and the ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

arabesque noun 1 a ballet position in which one leg is extended horizontally backwards and the arms are outstretched. 2 an ornamental design of intertwined flowing lines. Arabic noun the language of the Arabs, ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

a ballet position in which one leg is ...

Google previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

Arab, abbr 1 Arabia 2 Arabian 3 Arabic ar a-besque /arra besk/ n 1 BALLET POSTURE a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one leg ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004)

Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster

a ballet position in which the body is balanced on the extreme tip of the toe point-ed \'poin-t3d\ adj ( 14c) 1 ...

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