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chasse1

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Pronunciation: /ʃas
 
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noun

Origin

French, abbreviation of chasse-café, literally 'chase-coffee'.

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There are 2 main definitions of chasse in English:

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chassé2

Line breaks: chassé
Pronunciation: /ˈʃaseɪ
 
/

noun

A gliding step in dancing in which one foot displaces the other.
Example sentences
  • When they were all dancing together to the same beat and doing the same arabesques, chassés, pliés and pirouettes, the sound of their feet was not uniform as it should be, rather, it was the sound of a hail storm, everybody at a different beat.
  • The basic polka step consists of a preparatory hop followed by a chasse done first to the left and then to the right.

verb (chassés, chasséing, chasséd)

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Perform a chassé.
Example sentences
  • Skillfully, they chasse out, uniformly break into deep contractions, then spiral down to the floor.

Origin

French, literally 'chased'.

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