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Definition of ballet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a style of dancing that tells a dramatic story with music but no talking or singing She wants to be a ballet dancer. ballet shoes
  2. 2[countable] a story or work of art performed by a group of ballet dancers “Swan Lake” is one of the great classical ballets.
  3. 3[countable] a group of dancers who work and perform ballet together members of the New York City Ballet
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ballet