enchaînement

[ French ahn-shen-mahn ]
/ French ɑ̃ ʃɛnˈmɑ̃ /

noun, plural en·chaîne·ments [French ahn-shen-mahn] /French ɑ̃ ʃɛnˈmɑ̃/. Ballet.

a series of steps constituting a phrase.

Nearby words

  1. enchanter's nightshade,
  2. enchanting,
  3. enchantment,
  4. enchantress,
  5. enchase,
  6. enchilada,
  7. enchiridion,
  8. enchondral,
  9. enchondroma,
  10. enchondromatosis

Origin of enchaînement

From French, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at enchain, -ment

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