Definition of balletic in English:

balletic

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of ballet.

    ‘a graceful, balletic movement’
    • ‘Denis collaborated with choreographer Bernardo Montet on the film and at times it has the appearance of an extended dance piece, brutal and balletic.’
    • ‘These stylized balletic duels are lovely to look at, but, let's face it - enough is enough already.’
    • ‘Both subsequently were premiered as complete balletic pieces.’
    • ‘‘This is a balletic way of examining people's ethnic attitudes,’ Dokeva said.’
    • ‘And obviously, the Russians always have a beautiful balletic style.’
    • ‘And though the movement vocabulary was unmistakably balletic, the visual appeal of the work may more often be associated with rock music videos.’
    • ‘It's the physical action she likes, especially stunts involving ‘flying’ and balletic fight sequences.’
    • ‘Their balletic movements are heightened versions of everyday gestures; their costumes are mundane.’
    • ‘Some Christians decided to be offended, but Jerry also features tap-dancing klansmen and The Producers, famously, features balletic storm-troopers.’
    • ‘The opera is beautifully suited to the balletic form, with a dramatic setting, strongly drawn characters and a plot of enduring depth.’
    • ‘More athletic than balletic, she skated like a well-trained chimp.’
    • ‘This was probably the most balletic of the pieces, with a concern for purity of line.’
    • ‘Like the conflicting elements of wind and fire, the two men engage in an hour-long balletic duel, chasing each other across the stage.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the feeble figure on the bed leapt up with a balletic movement, and, clutching its stomach, sprinted towards the toilet.’
    • ‘There's something extraordinary about an industrial robot at work - mainly because of their truly balletic sense of movement, full of precision and elegance.’
    • ‘Sitting on the photography bench on the edge of the court, I don't think I've seen anything so balletic, visceral and exciting.’
    • ‘Four dancers, bare-chested in flesh-coloured tights, moved in a soft balletic style, weaving in and out of a clever pattern of parallel leaps and arches.’
    • ‘But ultimately all that action, superbly choreographed and balletic, is only a contrivance and nothing more.’
    • ‘But as for the rest of the work, its makers had their hands full pushing the notion that balletic dance movements could stand in for street-gang macho.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

balletic

/bəˈlɛtɪk/