fouetté


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fouetté

(fwete)
n
(Ballet) a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other
[C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip]
fouette - A spectacular pirouette in which the ballerina whips her raised leg around in an eggbeater motion while spinning on the other leg.
See also related terms for spinning.

fouetté

(a whipped movement). A step executed on pointe, the working leg whipped out to the side and in to the knee with a slight circular movement, frequently combined with turns as fouetté en tournant, to which it gives momentum.