: a leap in which a ballet dancer repeatedly crosses the legs and sometimes beats them together
Examples of entrechat in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebTake the moment in Act 2 when Albrecht, the morally deficient nobleman who’s been bewitched to dance himself to death, begins his coda with a bravura series of entrechat-sixes.
Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2020 Khozashvili pushed Dunn away at one point; Dunn faced off with Kuranaga before tossing off a solo of quick beats and entrechats; Kuranaga got between Breen Combes and Dunn; Baranova and Tapp briefly exchanged partners for no apparent reason.
Jeffrey Gantz, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Mar. 2018 Breschi and Ataide took turns practicing the swift and buoyant movements in the dance-until-death scene, which includes more than 20 entrechats, or Olympian jumps while the legs scissor back and forth.
Marcia Manna, sandiegouniontribune.com, 8 Mar. 2018
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