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élancé

[ ey-lahn-sey; French ey-lahn-sey ]
/ eɪˈlɑn seɪ; French eɪ lɑ̃ˈseɪ /
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noun, plural é·lan·cés [ey-lahn-seyz; French ey-lahn-sey]. /eɪˈlɑn seɪz; French eɪ lɑ̃ˈseɪ/. Ballet.

a quick darting movement.

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Origin of élancé

<French, noun use of past participle of élancer to dart. See élan

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