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 (bă-lā′, băl′ā′)
1. A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses.
2. A theatrical presentation of group or solo dancing to a musical accompaniment, usually with costume and scenic effects, conveying a story or theme.
3. A musical composition written or used for this dance form.

[French, from Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo, dance, from ballare, to dance; see ballerina.]

bal·let′ic (bă-lĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.balletic - characteristic of or resembling or suitable for balletballetic - characteristic of or resembling or suitable for ballet


[bæˈletɪk] ADJ [grace, movements] → de bailarina, de ballet


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