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fouetté

[fwe-tey] /fwɛˈteɪ/
noun, plural fouettés
[fwe-teyz; French fwe-tey] /fwɛˈteɪz; French fwɛˈteɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a whipping movement of the free leg, often executed during a turn.
Origin of fouetté
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, past participle of fouetter to whip
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British Dictionary definitions for fouettes

fouetté

/fwete/
noun
1.
a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other
Word Origin
C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip
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