enlèvement

noun

en·​lève·​ment
äⁿlevmäⁿ
plural enlèvements
-mäⁿ(z)
: the lift into the air of a ballerina by her supporting male dancer

Word History

Etymology

French, action of lifting, from Middle French enlevement, from enlever to lift, raise (from Old French, to raise, from en from that place—from Latin inde, akin to Latin is he and to Latin de from—+ lever to raise) + -ment

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“Enlèvement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enl%C3%A8vement. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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