[tom-bey; French tawn-bey]
noun, plural tombés [tom-beyz; French tawn-bey] . 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 Unabridged
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