[ French ahn-bwa-tey ]
/ French ɑ̃ bwaˈteɪ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. embourgeoisement,
  2. embow,
  3. embowed,
  4. embowel,
  5. embower,
  6. embrace,
  7. embraceor,
  8. embracery,
  9. embracive,
  10. embranchment

Compare déboîté.

Origin of emboîté

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019