sissonne

[ si-son, -sohn; French see-sawn ]
/ sɪˈsɒn, -ˈsoʊn; French siˈsɔn /

noun, plural sis·sonnes [si-sonz, -sohnz; French see-sawn] /sɪˈsɒnz, -ˈsoʊnz; French siˈsɔn/. Ballet.

a jump in which the dancer lands on one foot, with the other extended to the back, front, or side.

Nearby words

  1. sisomicin sulfate,
  2. sisseton,
  3. sissified,
  4. sissify,
  5. sissinghurst castle,
  6. sissy,
  7. sissy bar,
  8. sist,
  9. sister,
  10. sister carrie

Origin of sissonne

First recorded in 1700–10; named after the Comte de Sissonne, 17th-century French noble, said to have invented it

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