devant

adverb
de·​vant | \ dəˈväⁿ \

Definition of devant

: in front : forward used in ballet of the execution of a step or of the movement of an arm or leg in front of the body

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History and Etymology for devant

French, from Old French devant, davant, from de from (from Latin de) + avant before, from Latin abante

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“Devant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devant. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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