enchaînement

noun
en·chaîne·ment | \äⁿshānmäⁿ, -shen-\
plural -s

Definition of enchaînement 

: a short series of steps in ballet comprising a phrase which can be repeated or varied

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for enchaînement

French, enchaînement, series, action of binding with chains, from Middle French enchainement chain, from enchainer + -ment

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about enchaînement

Share enchaînement

Dictionary Entries near enchaînement

-ences

enchafe

enchain

enchaînement

enchant

enchanted

Enchanted Mesa

Statistics for enchaînement

Look-up Popularity

Comments on enchaînement

What made you want to look up enchaînement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!