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Ballet vs Ballroom - What's the difference?

ballet | ballroom |

As nouns the difference between ballet and ballroom

is that ballet is a classical form of dance while ballroom is a large room used for dancing and banquets.



(wikipedia ballet)


(en noun)
  • A classical form of dance.
  • A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
  • The company of persons who perform this dance.
  • (music) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa-la burden or chorus, most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
  • (heraldry) A bearing in coats of arms representing one or more balls, called bezants, plates, etc., according to colour.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * ballet dancer * ballet flats * ballet music

    See also

    * mime * modern dance ----


    Alternative forms

    * ball-room


  • A large room used for dancing]] and [[banquet, banquets.
  • *
  • The boy became volubly friendly and bubbling over with unexpected humour and high spirits. He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. Nobody would miss them, he explained.
  • A type of elegant dance.
  • Derived terms

    * ballroom dance * ballroom dancing