fouetté

noun

fouet·​té (ˌ)fwe-ˈtā How to pronounce fouetté (audio)
: a quick whipping movement of the raised leg in ballet usually accompanying a pirouette

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But like any hopeful dancer who got knocked to the bottom of the pyramid, the show is back for a few more fouettes, fierce competition, and, of course, drama. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, 8 May 2019 Renowned ballerina Marianela Nuñez was whirling through fouettes, while a ventriloquism record explained how to make a dummy recite the alphabet. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 May 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fouetté was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Fouetté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fouett%C3%A9. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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