noun, plural tombés /tɒmˈbeɪz; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/ [tom-beyz; French tawn-bey] Show IPA . Ballet.
a step in which
a dancer falls from one leg to the other, landing with all the weight
on the foot that has just moved, while flexing the knee.
< French: fallen, past participle of tomber to fall