[rel-uh-vey; French ruh luh-vey]
- a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet.
Origin of relevé
1925–30; < French: literally, raised, past participle of relever; see relieve
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Examples from the Web for releves
And so on with the entremets, and hors d'oeuvres, and the rotis, and the releves.A Little Dinner at Timmins's
William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin and History for releves
1825 as a dish; 1930 in ballet, from French relevé, 19th century verbal noun from past participle of relever (see relieve), so, literally "raised up."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper