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glis·sade

 (glĭ-säd′, -sād′)
n.
1. A gliding step in ballet.
2. A controlled slide, in either a standing or sitting position, used in descending a steep snow slope.
intr.v. glis·sad·ed, glis·sad·ing, glis·sades
To perform a glissade.

[French, from glisser, to slide, from Old French, possibly alteration (influenced by glacer, to slide) of glier, to glide, of Germanic origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glis·sad′er n.

glissade

(ɡlɪˈsɑːd; -ˈseɪd)
n
1. (Ballet) a gliding step in ballet, in which one foot slides forwards, sideways, or backwards
2. a controlled slide down a snow slope
vb
(intr) to perform a glissade
[C19: from French, from glisser to slip, from Old French glicier, of Frankish origin; compare Old High German glītan to glide]
glisˈsader n

glis•sade

(glɪˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd)

n., v. -sad•ed, -sad•ing. n.
1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2. a gliding or sliding step in ballet.
v.i.
3. to perform a glissade.
[1830–40; < French, =gliss(er) to slip, slide + -ade -ade1]
glis•sad′er, n.

glissade


Past participle: glissaded
Gerund: glissading

Imperative
glissade
glissade
Present
I glissade
you glissade
he/she/it glissades
we glissade
you glissade
they glissade
Preterite
I glissaded
you glissaded
he/she/it glissaded
we glissaded
you glissaded
they glissaded
Present Continuous
I am glissading
you are glissading
he/she/it is glissading
we are glissading
you are glissading
they are glissading
Present Perfect
I have glissaded
you have glissaded
he/she/it has glissaded
we have glissaded
you have glissaded
they have glissaded
Past Continuous
I was glissading
you were glissading
he/she/it was glissading
we were glissading
you were glissading
they were glissading
Past Perfect
I had glissaded
you had glissaded
he/she/it had glissaded
we had glissaded
you had glissaded
they had glissaded
Future
I will glissade
you will glissade
he/she/it will glissade
we will glissade
you will glissade
they will glissade
Future Perfect
I will have glissaded
you will have glissaded
he/she/it will have glissaded
we will have glissaded
you will have glissaded
they will have glissaded
Future Continuous
I will be glissading
you will be glissading
he/she/it will be glissading
we will be glissading
you will be glissading
they will be glissading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glissading
you have been glissading
he/she/it has been glissading
we have been glissading
you have been glissading
they have been glissading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glissading
you will have been glissading
he/she/it will have been glissading
we will have been glissading
you will have been glissading
they will have been glissading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glissading
you had been glissading
he/she/it had been glissading
we had been glissading
you had been glissading
they had been glissading
Conditional
I would glissade
you would glissade
he/she/it would glissade
we would glissade
you would glissade
they would glissade
Past Conditional
I would have glissaded
you would have glissaded
he/she/it would have glissaded
we would have glissaded
you would have glissaded
they would have glissaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glissade - (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
Verb1.glissade - perform a glissade, in ballet
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"

glissade

verb
To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly:
Translations

glissade

n (in dancing) → Glissade f
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