[ dem-ee-dey-too r-ney; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney ]
/ ˌdɛm iˌdeɪ tʊərˈneɪ; French də mi deɪ turˈneɪ /
noun, plural dem·i-dé·tour·nés [dem-ee-dey-too r-neyz; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney] /ˌdɛm iˌdeɪ tʊərˈneɪz; French də mi deɪ turˈneɪ/. Ballet.
a turn in which the dancer on pointe or demi-pointe completes a half turn toward the back foot and lowers the heels, with the back foot finishing in front.
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