ballerinan. A female ballet dancer.
Syn. -- danseuse.
Bal"let`(bl"l` or bl"lt; 277), 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.
(Mus.) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers; -- also spelled
(Her.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
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