[French pah dak-syawn]
noun, plural pas d'ac·tion. Ballet.
a dramatic, pantomimic dance sequence serving to advance the plot.
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ACTION! Verbs in the SpotlightA verb conveys the action or state of being within a sentence. It answers the question what happens? In the sentence “John drives to the store,” for example, the answer to “What happens to John?” is that John drives. The base form of a verb starts with the word to and ends with the infinitive, or root, verb. Examples include to walk, to go, to …
- pará rubber,
- paré, ambroise,
- pas allé,
- pas d'âne,
- pas de basque,
- pas de bourrée,
- pas de calais,
- pas de chat
Origin of pas d'action
1950–55; < French: step of action
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