American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art of dancelike movement in water; synchronized swimming.
- n. A performance or competition of this swimming.
“Inside the vat the scene resembled an Esther Williams water ballet filmed in the lagoons of hell.”
“The Deepwater Horizon was not anchored to the bottom with cables, but was "dynamically positioned" - held in place by eight 7,375-horsepower thrusters that worked in a computer-coordinated water ballet to keep her above the well head nearly a mile below.”
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