[ ef-luh-rahzh ]
/ ˌɛf ləˈrɑʒ /
a delicate stroking motion in massage.
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British Dictionary definitions for effleurage
/ (ˌɛflɜːˈrɑːʒ) /
a light stroking technique used in massage
(intr) to massage using this movement
Word Origin for effleurage
C19: from French effleurer to stroke lightly
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