soutenu

[ soot-n-oo; French sootuh-ny ]
/ ˌsut nˈu; French sutəˈnü /

adjective Ballet.

performed in a carefully sustained manner.

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Origin of soutenu

First recorded in 1930–35; <French: literally, sustained; cf. sustain, -ed2
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Example sentences from the Web for soutenu

  • C'est par ce principe qu'il a soutenu que le perroquet est une très laide bête.

    Jerome Cardan|William George Waters
  • Soutenu par une force surhumaine, il se sentait en outre guid par un extraordinaire instinct qui ne pouvait le tromper.