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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The first known use of chaîné was in 1897

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