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tour jeté

[ French toor zhuh-tey ]
/ French tur ʒəˈteɪ /
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noun, plural tours je·tés [French toor zhuh-tey]. /French tur ʒəˈteɪ/. Ballet.

a movement in which the dancer leaps from one foot, makes a half turn in the air, and lands on the other foot.

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Origin of tour jeté

<French: literally, flung turn
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