[ dem-ee-dey-toor-ney; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney ]

noun,plural dem·i-dé·tour·nés [dem-ee-dey-toor-neyz; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney]. /ˌdɛm iˌdeɪ tʊərˈneɪz; French də mi deɪ turˈneɪ/. Ballet.
  1. 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.

Origin of demi-détourné

<French, equivalent to demi-demi- + détourné, past participle of détourner to turn away; see de-, turn

Words Nearby demi-détourné Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023