[ French grahn zhuh-tey ]
/ French grɑ̃ ʒəˈteɪ /
noun, plural grands je·tés [French grahn zhuh-tey]. /French grɑ̃ ʒəˈteɪ/. Ballet.
a jump or jeté, preceded by a grand battement or high kick, in which a dancer leaps from one leg and lands on the other.
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Origin of grand jeté
Borrowed into English from French around 1925–30
Words nearby grand jeté
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