dessus

adjective des·sus \dəˈsu̅e̅\

Definition of dessus

ballet

  1. :  over —used of the movement in which the working leg passes in front of the supporting leg

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Origin and Etymology of dessus

French, adverb, above, from Old French desus, from de- + sus under, from Latin susum, sursum — more at sursum-


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