jeté

jeté

[zhuh-tey]
noun, plural jetés [zhuh-teyz; French zhuh-tey] . Ballet.
a jump forward, backward, or to the side, from one foot to the other.

Origin:
1820–30; < French: literally, thrown, past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1

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jeté (ʒəˈteɪ)
 
n
ballet a step in which the dancer springs from one leg and lands on the other
 
[French, literally: thrown, from jeter; see jet1]

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