sissonne

sissonne

[si-son, -sohn; French see-sawn]
noun, plural sissonnes [si-sonz, -sohnz; French see-sawn] . Ballet.
a jump in which the dancer lands on one foot, with the other extended to the back, front, or side.

Origin:
1700–10; named after the Comte de Sissonne, 17th-century French noble, said to have invented it

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