Adjective "balletic" definition and examples

(Balletic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəˈlɛtɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of ballet.
  1. 'Denis collaborated with choreographer Bernardo Montet on the film and at times it has the appearance of an extended dance piece, brutal and balletic.'
  2. 'Like the conflicting elements of wind and fire, the two men engage in an hour-long balletic duel, chasing each other across the stage.'
  3. 'And obviously, the Russians always have a beautiful balletic style.'
  4. 'Their balletic movements are heightened versions of everyday gestures; their costumes are mundane.'
  5. 'The 25-year-old was at her balletic best against the feisty Myskina as she skipped into the semi-finals for the third time in her past three visits.'
  6. 'Both subsequently were premiered as complete balletic pieces.'
  7. 'And though the movement vocabulary was unmistakably balletic, the visual appeal of the work may more often be associated with rock music videos.'
  8. 'These stylized balletic duels are lovely to look at, but, let's face it - enough is enough already.'
  9. 'It's the physical action she likes, especially stunts involving ‘flying’ and balletic fight sequences.'
  10. 'Suddenly, the feeble figure on the bed leapt up with a balletic movement, and, clutching its stomach, sprinted towards the toilet.'

More definitions

1. a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

2. a theatrical entertainment in which ballet dancing and music, often with scenery and costumes, combine to tell a story, establish an emotional atmosphere, etc.

3. an interlude of ballet in an operatic performance.

4. a company of ballet dancers.

5. the musical score for a ballet: the brilliant ballets of Tchaiko

More examples(as adjective)

"torpors can be balletic."

"structures can be balletic."

"seconds can be balletic."

"sculptures can be balletic."

"precisions can be balletic."

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Origin

(ballet)