Definition of plié
: a bending of the knees outward by a ballet dancer with the back held straight
Recent Examples of plié from the Web
A plie, arms in first position, followed by delicate steps to the side.
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Origin and Etymology of plié
French, from past participle of plier to bend
First Known Use: 1892
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