[dih-vel-uh-pey; French devuh-law-pey]
noun, plural developpés [dih-vel-uh-peyz; French devuh-law-pey] .
a movement in ballet in which the free leg is drawn up beside the working leg and then extended into the air.

1910–15; < French, past participle of développer to develop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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