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emboîté

[ French ahn-bwa-tey ]
/ French ɑ̃ bwaˈteɪ /
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noun, plural em·boî·tés [ahn-bwa-tey]. /ɑ̃ bwaˈteɪ/. Ballet.
a step, performed in series, in which the dancer stands on the toes with legs together and then springs up, swinging one foot out and around to the front of the other.
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Origin of emboîté

<French: literally, boxed in, past participle of emboîter;see em-1, boîte
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