Definition of fondu in English:


Syllabification: fon·du
Pronunciation: /fänˈd(y)o͞o


[postpositive] Ballet
  • (Of a position) involving a lowering of the body by bending the knee of the supporting leg: an arabesque fondu
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    • A correct fifth prepares you for a croisé line and for all extensions where your working leg lifts: dégagé, fondu, développé, grand battement, and grand jeté.
    • I give them a center warm-up, and then center work such as tendus combined with pirouettes, as well as a fondu exercise and adagio.


mid 19th century: French, literally 'melted'.

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