rond de jambe

\ ˌrändəˈzhäm \
plural ronds de jambe\ -​n(z)d-​ \

Definition of rond de jambe

: a circular movement of the leg in ballet either par terre or en l'air

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First Known Use of rond de jambe

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rond de jambe

French, literally, circle of the leg

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“Rond de jambe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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