[ French pah dak-syawn ]
/ French pɑ dakˈsyɔ̃ /
noun, plural pas d'ac·tion. Ballet.
a dramatic, pantomimic dance sequence serving to advance the plot.
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Origin of pas d'action
1950–55; < French: step of action
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