Pronunciation: (tom-bā'; Fr. tôn-bā'), [key]
—pl. -bésPronunciation: (-bāz'; Fr. -bā'). [key] 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.