[ 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.
Origin of plié
1890–95; < French, noun use of past participle of plier to bend; see ply2
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Examples 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
/ (ˈpliːeɪ) /
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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