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developpé

[dih-vel-uh-pey; French devuh-law-pey] /dɪˌvɛl əˈpeɪ; French dɛvə lɔˈpeɪ/
noun, plural developpés
[dih-vel-uh-peyz; French devuh-law-pey] /dɪˌvɛl əˈpeɪz; French dɛvə lɔˈpeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a movement in ballet in which the free leg is drawn up beside the working leg and then extended into the air.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < French, past participle of développer to develop
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