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glissade

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verb glis·sade \ gli-ˈsäd , -ˈsād \

Definition of glissade

glissaded; glissading
intransitive verb
1 :to perform a ballet glissade
2 :to slide in a standing or squatting position down a snow-covered slope without the aid of skis

glissader

noun

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Origin and Etymology of glissade

French, noun, slide, glissade, from glisser to slide, from Old French glicier, alteration of glier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German glītan to glide


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glissade

noun

Definition of glissade

1 :a gliding step in ballet
2 :the action of glissading

First Known Use of glissade

1843


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