enchaînement

noun en·chaîne·ment \äⁿshānmäⁿ, -shen-\

Definition of enchaînement

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of enchaînement

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


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