demi-pointe

[dem-ee-point; French duh-mee-pwant]
noun, plural dem·i-pointes [dem-ee-points; French duh-mee-pwant] /ˌdɛm iˈpɔɪnts; French də miˈpwɛ̃t/. Ballet.
  1. a position on the balls of the feet.

Origin of demi-pointe

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