bal·let /ˈbæˌle, bæˈ/
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; -- also spelled ballett.
4. Her. A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
n 1: a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by
ballet dancers [syn: concert dance]
2: music written for a ballet