Definition of entrechat
: a leap in which a ballet dancer repeatedly crosses the legs and sometimes beats them together
Origin and Etymology of entrechat
French, modification of Italian (capriola) intrecciata, literally, intertwined caper
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
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