noun (plural same)
1A style of ballet having elements of character dance but executed with steps based on the classical technique.
More example sentences
- Finally, ballet was divided into three formal techniques sérieux, demi-caractère and comique.
- Despite reservations because he had not choreographed for students before, he agreed to choreograph a demi-caractère and a classical variation.
- Carlos, Clavigo's friend, is conceived more as a demi-caractère role where play-acting is almost as important as dancing.
late 18th century: French, literally 'half character'.
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