fouetté

[fwe-tey]

noun, plural fouet·tés [fwe-teyz; French fwe-tey] /fwɛˈteɪz; French fwɛˈteɪ/. Ballet.

a whipping movement of the free leg, often executed during a turn.

Nearby words

  1. foucault, michel,
  2. foucquet,
  3. foudre,
  4. foudres,
  5. foudroyant,
  6. fought,
  7. foujita,
  8. foul,
  9. foul ball,
  10. foul line

Origin of fouetté

1820–30; < French, past participle of fouetter to whip

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British Dictionary definitions for fouette

fouetté

noun

a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other

Word Origin for fouetté

C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip

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