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Definition of ballet:

  1. A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
  2. A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, - most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
  3. 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.
  4. The company of persons who perform the ballet.


dance, concert dance, modern dance.

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