Definition of fouetté in English:

fouetté

Line breaks: fou|etté
Pronunciation: /ˈfwɛteɪ
 
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noun

Ballet
1A pirouette performed with a circular whipping movement of the raised leg to the side.
More example sentences
  • In Don Quixote Manolo Molina (as Fifi Barkova, as Kitri) even performs a series of fouettés - the whipping spins that most female dancers have trouble with.
  • The session ended with Bouder exhausted and Mann making a final revision of the position of the arms in the fouettés in a circle, bringing them down first, then overhead.
  • So, I came out for the coda, and while I was doing the fouettés, I sprained my ankle.
1.1A quick shift of direction of the upper body, performed with one leg extended.

Origin

French, past participle of fouetter 'to whip'.

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