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pas d'action

[French pah dak-syawn] /French pɑ dakˈsyɔ̃/
noun, plural pas d'action. Ballet.
1.
a dramatic, pantomimic dance sequence serving to advance the plot.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < French: step of action
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