[ bree-zey; French bree-zey ]

noun,plural bri·sés [bree-zeyz; French bree-zey]. /briˈzeɪz; French briˈzeɪ/.
  1. 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

Words Nearby brisé Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use brisé in a sentence

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

  • To-day new silk brise-bise appeared on the second floor, and a glimpse of a branching palm.

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