a jump in which the dancer crosses the feet a number of times while in the air.
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How to use entrechat in a sentence
The man at the controls of the machine practically performed a ritual entrechat.Helpfully Yours | Evelyn E. Smith
"I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job," she exclaimed, impulsively giving a ritual entrechat.Helpfully Yours | Evelyn E. Smith
She was past-mistress of the entrechat and other mysteries of the ballet academy.Interpreters | Carl Van Vechten
But the curtain rose on the ballet, and the first entrechat electrified them.
I could do my little entrechat—in the good old way, I assure you!Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII) | Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for entrechat
a leap in ballet during which the dancer repeatedly crosses his feet or beats them together
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