[ rel-uh-vey; French ruh luh-vey ]
/ ˌrɛl əˈveɪ; French rələˈveɪ /

noun Ballet.

a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet.


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Origin of relevé

1925–30; < French: literally, raised, past participle of relever; see relieve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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