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demi-pointe

[ dem-ee-point; French duh-mee-pwant ]
/ ˌdɛm iˈpɔɪnt; French də miˈpwɛ̃t /
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noun, plural dem·i-pointes [dem-ee-points; French duh-mee-pwant]. /ˌdɛm iˈpɔɪnts; French də miˈpwɛ̃t/. Ballet.

a position on the balls of the feet.

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Origin of demi-pointe

<French demi-pointe (des pieds) literally, half-tiptoe; see demi-, pointe
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