Definition of temps levé in English:

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temps levé

Pronunciation: /ˌtã ləˈveɪ/

noun (plural temps levés pronounced same)

Ballet
A movement like a small hop in which there is no transfer of weight from one foot to the other.
Example sentences
  • An 1817 manual described step sequences that required sissoné, two varieties of échappé, temps levé, and glissade.
  • The dancers perform temps levé in unison.
  • The grand allegro is a large jump combination including temps levé in arabesque, grand jeté and tour jeté.

Origin

French, literally 'raised time'.

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