fouetté

[ fwe-tey ]

noun,plural fouet·tés [fwe-teyz; French fwe-tey]. /fwɛˈteɪz; French fwɛˈteɪ/. Ballet.
  1. a whipping movement of the free leg, often executed during a turn.

Origin of fouetté

1
1820–30; <French, past participle of fouetter to whip

Words Nearby fouetté

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How to use fouetté in a sentence

  • This Moscovite fouette—upon my word, I have never tasted its equal.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris

British Dictionary definitions for fouetté

fouetté

/ French (fwete) /


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

Origin of fouetté

1
C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip

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