[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. tombolo,
  2. tombouctou,
  3. tomboy,
  4. tombstone,
  5. tombstone ad,
  6. tomcat,
  7. tomcod,
  8. tome,
  9. tomentose,
  10. tomentum

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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