variants or sissone
plural -s
: a ballet step in which the legs are spread in the air and closed on the descent

Word History


after François César de Roussy, count of Sissonne, 17th century French nobleman credited with the invention of the step

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“Sissonne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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