American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ardent admirer of the ballet.
- n. An enthusiastic ballet fan
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a ballet enthusiast.
- n. a ballet enthusiast
- French : ballet, ballet; see ballet + -mane, ardent admirer (from Greek -manēs; see men-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For the diehard balletomane, real-time broadcasts start at 10 a.m. in New York; one brave West Coast outlet, Phoenix Big Cinemas Dos Lagos Stadium 15 in Corona, outside San Diego schedules a show in real time, at 7 a.m..”
“I'll stick to last year's gorgeous La Danse from Frederick Wiseman, in which the 80-year old purveyor of rigorous documentaries comes out of the closet as a balletomane of rapturous proportion.”
“For my money, I prefer last year's gorgeous La Danse from Frederick Wiseman, in which the 80-year old purveyor of rigorous documentaries comes out of the closet as a balletomane of rapturous proportion.”
“The program also includes “The Concert,” which the Royal Ballet dances in a staging that includes cartoon drop curtains (commissioned by Robbins) by Edward Gorey, for decades a balletomane who missed few City Ballet performances.”
“Wrongkong was founded in 2004 when the balletomane Dunbar linked up with local club act the Strike Boys (Yamaha and Kaiser).”
“Only thing, his feet are too turned in at points, which, for the balletomane in me, just takes away substantially from the line -- sorry I can't help it!”
“My father's mother was a lawyer, and she found her artistic outlet in being a balletomane.”
“It was one of the great moments of my life, even though I'm not much of a balletomane.”
“That also goes for professional violinists being dragged along by their balletomane wives.”
“When he died in 2000 at the age of seventy-five Edward Gorey was well known and widely treasured as a draftsman, a storyteller, an illustrator, a balletomane of long standing, a master of the educated book-jacket, and an inventor of images that were peculiar to himself.”
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