Definition of pointe
: a ballet position in which the body is balanced on the extreme tip of the toe
Recent Examples of pointe from the Web
While aerobics classes aren’t actually offered in real life, ballet, modern dance, pointe, and yoga courses are part of the curriculum.
New Steps offers dance classes for age 2 through adults, including jazz, tap, ballet, modern, pointe, and hip-hop.
Oh’s fringed women’s wear was swished about by a troupe of ballet dancers en pointe; Area’s designs were shown on models shooting sprays of bubbles, while a performance artist demonstrated advanced hula-hooping in their midst.
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Origin and Etymology of pointe
French pointe (du pied), literally, tiptoe
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
POINTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pointe for English Language Learners
: a ballet position in which the dancer stands on the ends of the toes
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