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pointe

[French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/
noun, plural pointes
[French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
the tip of the toe.
2.
a position on the extreme tips of the toes.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French: pointe(du pied) tiptoe, literally, extremity of the foot
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pointe

/pɔɪnt/
noun
1.
(ballet) the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes)
Word Origin
from French: point
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Word Origin and History for pointe
n.

in dance, 1830, from French pointe (see point (n.)).

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