Definition of développé in English:

développé

Line breaks: dé¦ve|loppé
Pronunciation: /ˌdeɪv(ə)lɒˈpeɪ
 
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noun (plural développés pronounced same)

Ballet
A movement in which one leg is raised and then kept in a fully extended position.
More example sentences
  • A développé is done by drawing the toe of the gesture leg (which bends at the knee and hip) up the front, side, or back of the supporting leg, until it reaches knee height.
  • There are few dancers who can actually perform that développé with the liquid quality that the music indicates.

Origin

French, past participle of développer 'stretch out, develop'.

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