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demi-plié

[ dem-ee-plee-ey; French duh-mee-plee-ey ]
/ ˌdɛm i pliˈeɪ; French də mi pliˈeɪ /
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noun, plural dem·i-pli·és [dem-ee-plee-eyz; French duh-mee-plee-ey]. /ˌdɛm i pliˈeɪz; French də mi pliˈeɪ/. Ballet.
a movement done in any of the five positions, in which the dancer bends the knees halfway, keeping the heels securely on the ground.
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Origin of demi-plié

<French: literally, half-plié; see demi-, plié
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