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soubresaut

[ soo-bruh-soh; French soo-bruh-soh ]
/ ˌsu brəˈsoʊ; French su brəˈsoʊ /
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noun, plural sou·bre·sauts [soo-bruh-sohz; French soo-bruh-soh]. /ˌsu brəˈsoʊz; French su brəˈsoʊ/. Ballet.

a jump performed with the legs held together and the body erect but slightly curved to the side.

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Origin of soubresaut

From French, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at somersault

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