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
drama (part of speech: noun)
choreography, pageant, mystery, pantomime, melodrama, spectacle, improvisation, presentation, panorama, scene, teleplay, excitement, variety, skit, art, rendering, comedy, vaudeville, show, drama, characterization, Broadway, suspense, theater, production, tragedy, improvisational drama, burlesque, mime
music (part of speech: noun)
concerto, arrangement, ballad, air, bebop, instrumental, composition, psalm, chorus, concert, music, harmony, lyric, jazz, quartet, blues, tune, melody, syncopation, score, hymn, symphony, lullaby, song, carol, sonata, ditty, aria, vocalization, serenade
- Ah, to be sure: no ballet! - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- Malibran danced almost as well as she sang, and once took a principal part in a ballet. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
- Alas for the corps de ballet and the gravity of the audience! - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece", Various.