From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance
balletbal‧let /ˈbæleɪ $ bæˈleɪ, ˈbæleɪ/ ●●○ noun 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 dancing3 [countable]APD a group of ballet dancers who work together the Bolshoi ballet
Examples from the Corpus
balletI feel the same way about ballet and, to a lesser extent, basketball.Purely classical ballets are still popular, so there have to be choreographers who understand and mould the technique."Swan Lake" is my favorite ballet.Throughout his career, the profane would compete with the sacred when Alvin contemplated themes for ballets.There was a strong influence from his parents pushing John towards an interest in ballet.Ozawa with his light ballet touch is a natural for this score.His steps are in no ballet dictionary.He was also presenting ballets in a similar format to Rustic Revelry.The impetus fur any step, pose or gesture should be part of the overall rhythm of the ballet.
Origin ballet (1600-1700) French Italian balletto, from ballo dance, from ballare; BALLERINA