demi detourne


[dem-ee-dey-toor-ney; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney]
noun, plural demi-détournés [dem-ee-dey-toor-neyz; French duh-mee-dey-toor-ney] . Ballet.
a turn in which the dancer on pointe or demi-pointe completes a half turn toward the back foot and lowers the heels, with the back foot finishing in front.

< French, equivalent to demi- demi- + détourné, past participle of détourner to turn away; see de-, turn Unabridged
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