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BALLET

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ballet mean? 

BALLET (noun)
  The noun BALLET has 2 senses:

1. a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
2. music written for a ballet

  Familiarity information: BALLET used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BALLET (noun)


Sense 1ballet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ballet; concert dance

Hypernyms ("ballet" is a kind of...):

choreography; stage dancing (a show involving artistic dancing)

Meronyms (parts of "ballet"):

pas de quatre ((ballet) a dance for four people)

act (a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet)

duet; pas de deux ((ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble))

pas de trois ((ballet) a dance for three people)

Domain member category:

elevation ((ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump)

turnout ((ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip)

glissade ((ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet)

chasse; sashay ((ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading)

pas ((ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet))

pas seul; variation ((ballet) a solo dance or dance figure)

pirouette ((ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ballet"):

classical ballet (a style of ballet based on precise conventional steps performed with graceful and flowing movements)

modern ballet (a style of ballet that admits a wider variety of movements)

comedy ballet (a ballet that stresses the drama with features of comedy)


Sense 2ballet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Music written for a ballet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("ballet" is a kind of...):

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


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