adjective de·mi–plié

Definition of demi–plié

  1. :  comprising a slight bending of the knee in ballet

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Origin and Etymology of demi–plié

French, literally, half bent, from demi- + plié, past participle of plier to bend — more at ply

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a brief usually trivial fact

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