Part of speech: noun

A dance by women on the stage; also, the dancers collectively.

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Usage examples "ballet":

  1. After the ballet the duke went to the favourite's box, kissed her hand, and left the theatre. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. At the end of the piece, the principal artists of the opera executed a ballet which was considered very fine. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. A good ballet- master must especially have regard to both poetical and picturesque invention; his aim being to unite both those arts under one exhibition. - "A Treatise on the Art of Dancing", Giovanni-Andrea Gallini.