[ zhuh-tey ]

noun,plural je·tés [zhuh-teyz; French zhuh-tey]. /ʒəˈteɪz; French ʒəˈteɪ/. Ballet.
  1. a jump forward, backward, or to the side, from one foot to the other.

Origin of jeté

1820–30; <French: literally, thrown, past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1

Words Nearby jeté Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jeté in a sentence

  • Mrs. Mayston Ryle was there in a wonderful jete-black wig, and a voluminous dress of violet silk.

    Mrs. Craddock | W. Somerset Maugham
  • I had seen him once or twice before, in the street and on the Jete.

    The Law Inevitable | Louis Couperus
  • In the afternoon she drove out, alighted at the Jete, paid her visits.

    The Law Inevitable | Louis Couperus
  • Elle naura ni cesse ni rpit, quelle ne lait jete bas, quelle nen ait sem les poussires au vent.

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 | Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
  • Thus standing at death's portals, Frederick wrote his most beautiful poem, called "Ami le sort en est jete'."

British Dictionary definitions for jeté


/ (ʒəˈteɪ) /

  1. ballet a step in which the dancer springs from one leg and lands on the other

Origin of jeté

French, literally: thrown, from jeter; see jet 1

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