Definition of brisé in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbriːzeɪ/


A jump in which the dancer sweeps one leg into the air to the side while jumping off the other, brings both legs together in the air and beats them before landing.
Example sentences
  • She was perhaps too perky as the girl, although her buoyant brisés were enticing.
  • There is nothing more complicated than a brisé.
  • They consist mainly of dances in the style brisé arranged in suites.


(Of a fan) consisting entirely of pierced sticks of ivory, horn, or tortoiseshell.
Example sentences
  • The most common styles of fan are folding, brisé, cockade or a simple rigid shape on a handle.


French, literally 'broken'.

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