Pronunciation: ( Fr. dā-bwa-tā'), [key]
—pl. -tésPronunciation: ( Fr. -tā'). [key] Ballet.
a step in which the dancer stands on the toes with legs together and then springs up, swinging one foot out and around to the back of the other. Cf. emboîté.
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