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emboîté

[French ahn-bwa-tey] /French ɑ̃ bwaˈteɪ/
noun, plural emboîtés
[ahn-bwa-tey] /ɑ̃ bwaˈteɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a step, performed in series, in which the dancer stands on the toes with legs together and then springs up, swinging one foot out and around to the front of the other.
Compare déboîté.
Origin
< French: literally, boxed in, past participle of emboîter; see em-1, boîte
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