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pas de basque

[French pahduh bask] /French pɑdə ˈbask/
noun, plural pas de basque. Ballet.
1.
a step in which the dancer swings one foot to the side, springs onto it, and swings the other foot against it.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French: Basque step
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pas de basque

/ˌpɑː də ˈbɑːsk; French pɑ də bask/
noun (pl) pas de basque
1.
a dance step performed usually on the spot, consisting of one long and two short movements during which the weight is transferred from one foot to the other: used esp in reels and jigs
Word Origin
from French, literally: Basque step
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