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[tom-bey; French tawn-bey] /tɒmˈbeɪ; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/
noun, plural tombés
[tom-beyz; French tawn-bey] /tɒmˈbeɪz; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/ (Show IPA).
a step in which a dancer falls from one leg to the other, landing with all the weight on the foot that has just moved, while flexing the knee.
Origin of tombé
< French: fallen, past participle of tomber to fall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is putt upside downe in the chapell where the earle of Middlesex tombe is.

  • He lies interred in St. Martin's church: quaere if his tombe is erected.

  • Paid by the said Abbot and convent ‘for making of the tombe and place of sepulture,’ 433, 6s.

  • Mr. tombe raised his eyebrows, and reflected that some men were very foolish.

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  • Some people who knew Mr. tombe declared that he nursed his cough.

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  • Has any money been paid there to my credit, by you, Mr. tombe?

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  • Mr. tombe had gained nothing for the cause by his crafty silence.

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