Pronunciation: ( Fr. pä mar-shā'), [key]
—pl. pas mar•chésPronunciation: ( Fr. pä mar-shā'). [key] Ballet.
1. a marching step.
2. a walking step in which the turned-out pointed toe reaches the ground first, then the heel is lowered before the weight is transferred to the whole foot on the ground.
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