Definition of pas de chat in English:

pas de chat

Syllabification: pas de chat
Pronunciation: /ˌpä də ˈSHä
 
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noun (plural same)

Ballet
A jump in which each foot in turn is raised to the opposite knee.
More example sentences
  • ‘In the first entrance, she's got to sparkle and to transmit that in her pas de chat - very fast legs, so the audience is almost caught unawares,’ he says.
  • Large hairy males, concentrating intensely, went about en pointe, making all the right moves, pliés and lifts, an elegant pas de chat.
  • I don't recall having particular problems with this pas de chat, so I never did anything special for it.

Origin

French, literally 'step of a cat'.

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