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Ballet vs Fashion - What's the difference?

ballet | fashion |

As nouns the difference between ballet and fashion

is that ballet is a classical form of dance while fashion is (countable) a current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.

As a verb fashion is

to make, build or construct.



(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

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (wikipedia fashion)
  • (countable) A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}
  • (uncountable) Popular trends.
  • * John Locke
  • the innocent diversions in fashion
  • * H. Spencer
  • As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation.
  • (countable) A style or manner in which something is done.
  • * 1918 , Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
  • When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=It shell-shocked the home crowd, who quickly demanded a response, which came midway through the half and in emphatic fashion .}}
  • The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; workmanship; execution.
  • the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.
  • * Bible, Luke ix. 29
  • The fashion of his countenance was altered.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do not like the fashion of your garments.
  • (dated) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding.
  • men of fashion

    Derived terms

    * fashionable * fashionably * fashion collection * fashion designer * fashionless * fashion model * fashion plate * fashion police * fashion show * fashion victim * fashion week * in fashion * like it's going out of fashion


    (en verb)
  • To make, build or construct.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IX
  • I have three gourds which I fill with water and take back to my cave against the long nights. I have fashioned a spear and a bow and arrow, that I may conserve my ammunition, which is running low.
  • * 2005 , :
  • a device fashioned by arguments against that kind of prey.
  • (dated) To make in a standard manner; to work.
  • * John Locke
  • Fashioned plate sells for more than its weight.
  • (dated) To fit, adapt, or accommodate to .
  • * Spenser
  • Laws ought to be fashioned to the manners and conditions of the people.
  • (obsolete) To forge or counterfeit.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * refashion