plié

[ plee-ey ]
/ pliˈeɪ /

noun, plural pli·és [plee-eyz; French plee-ey] /pliˈeɪz; French pliˈeɪ/. Ballet.

a movement in which the knees are bent while the back is held straight.

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Origin of plié

1890–95; < French, noun use of past participle of plier to bend; see ply2
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Example sentences from the Web for plie

  • You have only, when before your glass, to keep pronouncing to yourself nimini-pimini—the lips cannot fail taking their plie.

    The Heiress;|John Burgoyne

British Dictionary definitions for plie

plié
/ (ˈpliːeɪ) /

noun

a classic ballet practice posture with back erect and knees bent

Word Origin for plié

French: bent, from plier to bend
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