pointe

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noun \ˈpwaⁿ(n)t\

Definition of pointe

  1. :  a ballet position in which the body is balanced on the extreme tip of the toe

Origin and Etymology of pointe

French pointe (du pied), literally, tiptoe


First Known Use: 1846


POINTE Defined for English Language Learners

pointe

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noun \ˈpwaⁿ(n)t\

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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