[ she-ney ]

noun,plural chaî·nés [she-neyz; French she-ney]. /ʃɛˈneɪz; French ʃɛˈneɪ/. Ballet.
  1. a series of short, usually rapid, turns performed in a straight line across the stage.

Origin of chaîné

1945–50; <French, noun use of past participle of chaîner to chain

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

How to use chaîné in a sentence

  • La grand chaine—All eight chassez quite round, giving alternately right and left hands to partners, beginning with the right.