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jeté

[ zhuh-tey ]
/ ʒəˈteɪ /
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noun, plural je·tés [zhuh-teyz; French zhuh-tey]. /ʒəˈteɪz; French ʒəˈteɪ/. Ballet.

a jump forward, backward, or to the side, from one foot to the other.

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Origin of jeté

1820–30; <French: literally, thrown, past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1
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British Dictionary definitions for jeté

jeté
/ (ʒəˈteɪ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for jeté

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