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pas de basque

[ French pahduh -bask ]
/ French pɑdə ˈbask /
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noun, plural pas de basque.Ballet.

a step in which the dancer swings one foot to the side, springs onto it, and swings the other foot against it.

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Origin of pas de basque

1810–20; <French: Basque step
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British Dictionary definitions for pas de basque

pas de basque
/ (ˌpɑː də ˈbɑːsk, French pɑ də bask) /

noun plural pas de basque

a dance step performed usually on the spot, consisting of one long and two short movements during which the weight is transferred from one foot to the other: used esp in reels and jigs

Word Origin for pas de basque

from French, literally: Basque step
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