Definition of first position in English:

first position

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noun

  • 1 Ballet A posture in which the feet are placed turned outwards with the heels touching.
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    • As one, they opened their feet to first position.
    • She instantly brings the tips of her toes and her heels to touch in sort of a first position in the air.
    • Tory closed her eyes, bringing her feet together in a ballet first position, and cleared her mind.
  • 1.1A position of the arms in which both are held curved in front of the body at waist level, with the palms facing the body.
  • 2 Music The position of the hand on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument furthest from the bridge.
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    • Toward the end of the book, the cello player needs to be able to play the forward extension in first position.

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