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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballet  \Bal"let`\,  n.  [F.,  a  dim.  of  bal  dance.  See  2d  {Ball}, 
  n.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  The  company  of  persons  who  perform  the  ballet. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  A  light  part  song,  or  madrigal,  with  a  fa  la  burden 
  or  chorus,  --  most  common  with  the  Elizabethan  madrigal 
  composers. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  A  bearing  in  coats  of  arms,  representing  one  or 
  more  balls,  which  are  denominated  bezants,  plates,  etc., 
  according  to  color. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ballet 
  n  1:  a  theatrical  representation  of  a  story  performed  to  music  by 
  ballet  dancers  [syn:  {concert  dance}] 
  2:  music  written  for  a  ballet 




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