[ tom-bey; French tawn-bey ]
/ tɒmˈbeɪ; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ /

noun, plural tom·bés [tom-beyz; French tawn-bey] /tɒmˈbeɪz; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/. Ballet.

a step in which a dancer falls from one leg to the other, landing with all the weight on the foot that has just moved, while flexing the knee.

Origin of tombé

< French: fallen, past participle of tomber to fall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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