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Line breaks: dé¦gagé
Pronunciation: /deɪˈɡɑːʒeɪ
, -ˈɡaʒeɪ/

Definition of dégagé in English:


Unconcerned or unconstrained; relaxed.
Example sentences
  • For fashion folk, there was added frisson in Finney's voluminous white shirt: the lustiness and dégagé elegance of its frills and pleats catching the eye.
  • His manners are graceful and winning in the extreme - quiet, affable and dignified, yet cordial and dégagés.
  • Jean affected a somewhat dégagé manner and a perceptible swagger.

noun (plural pronounced same)

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A movement in which weight is shifted from one foot to the other in preparation for the execution of a step.
Example sentences
  • Battements dégagés strengthen the toes, develop the instep and improve the flexibility of the ankle joint.
  • She describes them as being similar to battements dégagés, but with the working foot striking the supporting leg at the ankle instead of closing into fifth position.


late 17th century: French, past participle of dégager 'set free'.

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