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pas seul

[French pah sœl]
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noun, plural pas seuls [French pah sœl] /French pɑ ˈsœl/. Ballet.
  1. a dance performed by one person; dance solo.

Origin of pas seul

1805–15; < French: literally, solo step
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Examples from the Web for pas seul

Historical Examples

  • The butler and the first man seized the Major by the arms, and the three executed a kind of pas-seul.

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath


British Dictionary definitions for pas seul

pas seul

noun plural pas seuls (French pɑ sœl)
  1. a dance sequence for one person

Word Origin

French, literally: step on one's own
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