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glissade

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verb glis·sade \gli-ˈsäd, -ˈsād\

Definition of glissade

glis·sad·edglis·sad·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to perform a ballet glissade

  3. 2 :  to slide in a standing or squatting position down a snow-covered slope without the aid of skis

glis·sad·er noun


Origin of glissade

French, noun, slide, glissade, from glisser to slide, from Old French glicier, alteration of glier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German glītan to glide


First Known Use: 1837


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glissade

noun glis·sade

Definition of glissade

  1. 1 :  a gliding step in ballet

  2. 2 :  the action of glissading



1843

First Known Use of glissade

1843


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