[ dih-vel-uh-pey; French devuh-law-pey ]
/ dɪˌvɛl əˈpeɪ; French dɛvə lɔˈpeɪ /
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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.
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Origin of developpé
1910–15; <French, past participle of développer to develop
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