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enchaînement Line breaks: en|chaîne|ment
Pronunciation: /ɒ̃ˈʃɛnmɒ̃/

Definition of enchaînement in English:

noun (plural pronounced same)

A linked sequence of steps or movements constituting a phrase.
Example sentences
  • He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon, precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes, and it is said that he never repeated an enchaînement, so inventive was he as a teacher.
  • Every position, from a simple demi-plié to the most complex enchaînement or batterie combination, places exacting, apparently unreal demands on the body.
  • Bournonville enchaînements don't finish with a self-satisfied, applause-inducing sense of consolidation.


Mid 19th century: French, 'chaining together'.

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