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corps de ballet

[kawr duh ba-ley, bal-ey; French kawr duh ba-le] /ˌkɔr də bæˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪ; French kɔr də baˈlɛ/
noun
1.
the dancers in a ballet company who perform as a group and have no solo parts.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French; see corps, ballet
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  • In that fashion, not unlike a giraffe pretending to be a member of the corps de ballet, he improvised a crossing to safety.
  • Thus the number of swans in the ensemble has been increased in an attempt to make the corps de ballet really fill the stage.
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corps de ballet

/ˈkɔː də ˈbæleɪ; French kɔr də balɛ/
noun
1.
the members of a ballet company who dance together in a group
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