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