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Ballet vs. Aplomb

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Balletnoun

A classical form of dance.

Aplombnoun

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

‘His nonchalance and aplomb during hard times have always been his best character trait.’;

Balletnoun

A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.

Aplombnoun

(ballet) The apparent elegance and precision exhibited by a confident, accomplished dancer.

Balletnoun

The company of persons who perform this dance.

Aplombnoun

The perpendicular; perpendicularity.

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Balletnoun

(music) A light part song, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance composers.

Aplombnoun

Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession.

Balletnoun

(heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.

Aplombnoun

great coolness and composure under strain;

‘keep your cool’;

Balletverb

To perform an action reminiscent of ballet dancing.

Aplomb

In classical ballet, aplomb (French pronunciation: ​[aplɔ̃]) refers to an unwavering stability maintained during a vertical pose or movement. The word is of French origin, coming from à plomb, .French ballet master Jean-Étienne Despréaux used the term in 1806 to refer to the dynamic balancing that is fundamental to all well-executed ballet positions and movements.

‘according to the plummet’;

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Balletnoun

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.

Balletnoun

The company of persons who perform the ballet.

Balletnoun

A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, - most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers; - also spelled ballett.

Balletnoun

A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.

Balletnoun

a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers

Balletnoun

music written for a ballet

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Ballet

Ballet (French: [balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread and highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary.

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