[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. developmental disability,
  2. developmental disorder,
  3. developmental groove,
  4. developmental psychology,
  5. developmentalist,
  6. deventer,
  7. deverbal,
  8. deverbative,
  9. devereux,
  10. devereux, robert

Origin of developpé

1910–15; < French, past participle of développer to develop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019