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demi-pointe

[dem-ee-point; French duh-mee-pwant] /ˌdɛm iˈpɔɪnt; French də miˈpwɛ̃t/
noun, plural demi-pointes
[dem-ee-points; French duh-mee-pwant] /ˌdɛm iˈpɔɪnts; French də miˈpwɛ̃t/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a position on the balls of the feet.
Origin
< French demi-pointe (des pieds) literally, half-tiptoe; see demi-, pointe
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