chaîné

noun
chaî·​né | \ shā-ˈnā How to pronounce chaîné (audio) \

Definition of chaîné

: a series of short usually fast turns by which a ballet dancer moves across the stage

First Known Use of chaîné

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chaîné

French, from past participle of chaîner to chain

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“Chaîné.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cha%C3%AEn%C3%A9. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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