American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Ballet

BAL’LET, n.

1. A kind of dance; an interlude; a comic dance, consisting of a series of several airs, with different movements, representing some subject or action.

2. A kind of dramatic poem, representing some fabulous action or subject, in which several persons appear and recite things, under the name of some deity or personage.

In heraldry, ballets or balls, a bearing in coats of arms, denominated according to their color, bezants, plates, hurts, c.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Ballet," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed February 9, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EUCF169ZFF7A7H.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Ballet." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 9 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EUCF169ZFF7A7H.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Ballet' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 9 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8EUCF169ZFF7A7H.