The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ballet \Bal"let`\ (b[a^]l"l[asl]` or b[a^]l"l[e^]t; 277), n.
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.
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 ballett.
(Her.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.