Definition of dégagé in English:

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dégagé

Pronunciation: /ˌdāɡäˈZHā/

adjective

Unconcerned or unconstrained; relaxed.
Example sentences
  • For fashion folk, there was added frisson in Finney's voluminous white shirt: the lustiness and dégagé elegance of its frills and pleats catching the eye.
  • His manners are graceful and winning in the extreme - quiet, affable and dignified, yet cordial and dégagés.
  • Jean affected a somewhat dégagé manner and a perceptible swagger.

noun (plural same)

Ballet
Pointing of the foot to an open position with an arched instep slightly off the floor.
Example sentences
  • Battements dégagés strengthen the toes, develop the instep and improve the flexibility of the ankle joint.
  • She describes them as being similar to battements dégagés, but with the working foot striking the supporting leg at the ankle instead of closing into fifth position.

Origin

Late 17th century: French, past participle of dégager 'set free'.

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Syllabification: dé·ga·gé

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