[bree-zey; French bree-zey]

noun, plural bri·sés [bree-zeyz; French bree-zey] /briˈzeɪz; French briˈzeɪ/.

a ballet movement in which the dancer jumps off one foot, beats the legs together, and lands on both feet.

Origin of brisé

1780–90; < French: literally, broken, past participle of briser to break; see brisance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of brise

  • Brise, the captain of cricket, elbowed his way through the crush.

  • Brise par les motions de cette nuit d'insomnie, Miriota n'avait plus la force de se soutenir.

  • There was a sound of footsteps in the passage, and Brise, the captain of cricket, burst unceremoniously into the room.