how to pronounce ballet


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ballet is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ballet in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… mentorship of late ballet star Michael …”

meanings of ballet


  1. A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
  2. Any intricate series of operations involving coordination between individuals.
  3. A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.
  4. The company of persons who perform this dance.
  5. A classical form of dance.
  6. A light part song, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance composers.


  1. To perform an action reminiscent of ballet dancing.

ballet frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ballet occurs in english on average 10 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ballet can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ballet can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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