rond de jambe


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

Word History


French, literally, circle of the leg

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rond de jambe was in 1824

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“Rond de jambe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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