pas de bourrée

noun

pas de bour·​rée ˌpä-də-bu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce pas de bourrée (audio)
plural pas de bourrée ˌpä-də-bu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce pas de bourrée (audio) or pas de bourrées ˌpä-də-bu̇-ˈrā(z) How to pronounce pas de bourrée (audio)
: a walking or running ballet step usually executed on the points of the toes

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, bourrée step

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pas de bourrée was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Pas de bourrée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pas%20de%20bourr%C3%A9e. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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