pas seul

[ French pah sœl ]

noun,plural pas seuls [French pah sœl]. /French pɑ ˈsœl/. Ballet.
  1. a dance performed by one person; dance solo.

Origin of pas seul

1805–15; <French: literally, solo step

Words Nearby pas seul Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pas seul in a sentence

  • The wall is not meant for me to hold up, and if no one will ask me to dance, I'll get out and do a pas seul!

  • Take care that your face does not express more anxiety for the success of your pas seul than joy at greeting your friend.

  • In the next plate Flora is deploring the absence of her Zephyr, who has left her an opportunity to execute a pas seul.

    Thackerayana | William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Angèle kicked up a dainty foot in a preliminary pas seul, but Evelyn stopped her unceremoniously.

    The Revellers | Louis Tracy
  • On several occasions I have observed them perform a kind of dance, a pas seul, for each rotifer would be alone by itself.

    The Dawn of Reason | James Weir

British Dictionary definitions for pas seul

pas seul

/ (French pɑ sœl) /

nounplural pas seuls (French pɑ sœl)
  1. a dance sequence for one person

Origin of pas seul

French, literally: step on one's own

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