demi-détourné

[ dem-ee-dey-toor-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-toor-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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Origin of demi-détourné

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