Definition of dégagé in English:
Unconcerned or unconstrained; relaxed.
- 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 pronounced same)Ballet Back to top
A movement in which weight is shifted from one foot to the other in preparation for the execution of a step.
- 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.
late 17th century: French, past participle of dégager 'set free'.
Definition of dégagé in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia