Pronunciation: (dem"ē dā"toor-nā'; Fr. du-mē-dā-tOOr-nā'), [key]
—pl. -nésPronunciation: (-nāz'; Fr. -nā'). [key] Ballet.
a turn in which the dancer on pointe or demi-pointe completes a half turn toward the back foot and lowers the heels, with the back foot finishing in front.
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