[ dih-vel-uh-pey; French devuh-law-pey ]
/ dɪˌvɛl əˈpeɪ; French dɛvə lɔˈpeɪ /

noun, plural de·vel·op·pés [dih-vel-uh-peyz; French devuh-law-pey] /dɪˌvɛl əˈpeɪz; French dɛvə lɔˈpeɪ/.

a movement in ballet in which the free leg is drawn up beside the working leg and then extended into the air.

Origin of developpé

1910–15; < French, past participle of développer to develop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020