fouetté

noun
fouet·​té | \(ˌ)fwe-ˈtā \

Definition of fouetté 

: a quick whipping movement of the raised leg in ballet usually accompanying a pirouette

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Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "He’s performed naked, and choreographed a GoT wedding. His Charlotte work is ... different.," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of fouetté

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fouetté

French, from past participle of fouetter to whip, from Middle French, from fouet whip, from Old French, from fou beech, from Latin fagus — more at beech

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