pas d'action

[ French pah dak-syawn ]
/ French pɑ dakˈsyɔ̃ /

noun, plural pas d'ac·tion. Ballet.

a dramatic, pantomimic dance sequence serving to advance the plot.

Origin of pas d'action

1950–55; < French: step of action
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