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 bourrées (audio) \

Definition of pas de bourrée

: a walking or running ballet step usually executed on the points of the toes

First Known Use of pas de bourrée

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pas de bourrée

French, literally, bourrée step

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“Pas de bourrée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pas%20de%20bourr%C3%A9e. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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