Definition of pas de quatre in English:

pas de quatre

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɑː də ˈkatr(ə)

noun (plural same)

  • A dance for four people.
    More example sentences
    • Taylor had done a similar job on Martha Graham in the pas de quatre plus chair, set to ‘Some Jazz Blues,’ in Oh, You Kid!
    • They rounded out the Russian part of the program, which also included the pas de quatre from Sleeping Beauty's Act III.
    • Brown belatedly brought up the rear when a pas de quatre was needed.


French, literally 'step of four'.

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