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Topic: DANCE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Italian balletto, from ballo 'dance', from ballare; BALLERINA

ballet

noun
     
ballet
bal‧let
1 [countable]APD a performance in which dancing and music tell a story without any speaking:
We're going to the ballet tomorrow evening.
2 [uncountable]APD this type of dancing
3 [countable]APD a group of ballet dancers who work together:
the Bolshoi ballet
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