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fouetté

[ fwe-tey ]
/ fwɛˈteɪ /
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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.
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Origin of fouetté

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