Definition of ballett in English:

ballett

(also ballet)

noun

historical
  • A form of part-song in dance rhythm, characterized by the refrain ‘fa la’.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Morley (?1557–?1602), composer. Apparently from Italian balletto, specifically use of balletto dance.

Pronunciation

ballett

/ˈbalɪt/