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brisé

[bree-zey; French bree-zey] /briˈzeɪ; French briˈzeɪ/
noun, plural brisés
[bree-zeyz; French bree-zey] /briˈzeɪz; French briˈzeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a ballet movement in which the dancer jumps off one foot, beats the legs together, and lands on both feet.
Origin of brisé
1780-1790
1780-90; < French: literally, broken, past participle of briser to break; see brisance
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  • brise, the captain of cricket, elbowed his way through the crush.

  • brise par les motions de cette nuit d'insomnie, Miriota n'avait plus la force de se soutenir.

  • There was a sound of footsteps in the passage, and brise, the captain of cricket, burst unceremoniously into the room.

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