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pas de bourrée

Line breaks: pas de bour|rée
Pronunciation: /ˌpɑː də ˈbʊəreɪ
 
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Definition of pas de bourrée in English:

noun

Ballet
A sideways step in which one foot crosses behind or in front of the other.
Example sentences
  • The pas de bourrée is also referred to as ‘cross, side, front.’
  • Yes, there are many variations on pas de bourrée.

Origin

French, literally 'bourrée step'.

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