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[ey-sha-pey, ey-shap-ey; French ey-sha-pey] /ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪ, eɪˈʃæp eɪ; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ/
noun, plural échappés
[ey-sha-peyz, ey-shap-eyz; French ey-sha-pey] /ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪz, eɪˈʃæp eɪz; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ/ (Show IPA)
a ballet movement in which the dancer jumps from the fifth position and lands on the toes or the balls of the feet in the second position.
Origin of échappé
< French, past participle of échapper to escape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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