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tombé

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

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Origin of tombé

<French: fallen, past participle of tomber to fall
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