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pointe

noun \ˈpwaⁿ(n)t\

: a ballet position in which the dancer stands on the ends of the toes

Full Definition of POINTE

:  a ballet position in which the body is balanced on the extreme tip of the toe
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Origin of POINTE

French pointe (du pied), literally, tiptoe
First Known Use: 1846

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