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fifth position

noun, Ballet.
a position similar to the first position, but with one foot in front, the heel and toe of the front foot adjacent to the toe and heel of the back foot. Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for fifth position

in ballet, a pose with the feet turned outward, one just in front of and touching the other with the toe of the back foot just beyond the heel of the front foot


in ballet, a position of the arms with them held curved in front with the palms facing the body


a position of the left hand (for a right-hander) on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument near the bridge

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