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échappé

[ ey-sha-pey, ey-shap-ey; French ey-sha-pey ]
/ ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪ, eɪˈʃæp eɪ; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ /
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noun, plural é·chap·pés [ey-sha-peyz, ey-shap-eyz; French ey-sha-pey]. /ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪz, eɪˈʃæp eɪz; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ/.

a ballet movement in which the dancer jumps from the fifth position and lands on the toes or the balls of the feet in the second position.

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Origin of échappé

<French, past participle of échapper to escape
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