chaîné

[she-ney]
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noun, plural chaî·nés [she-neyz; French she-ney] /ʃɛˈneɪz; French ʃɛˈneɪ/. Ballet.

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
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