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tombé

[tom-bey; French tawn-bey] /tɒmˈbeɪ; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/
noun, plural tombés
[tom-beyz; French tawn-bey] /tɒmˈbeɪz; French tɔ̃ˈbeɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
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.
Origin of tombé
< French: fallen, past participle of tomber to fall
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