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soubresaut

[soo-bruh-soh; French soo-bruh-soh] /ˌsu brəˈsoʊ; French su brəˈsoʊ/
noun, plural soubresauts
[soo-bruh-sohz; French soo-bruh-soh] /ˌsu brəˈsoʊz; French su brəˈsoʊ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a jump performed with the legs held together and the body erect but slightly curved to the side.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French; see somersault
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