sissonne

noun sis·sonne
variants: or sissone \sə̇ˈsän, -ˈsōn, -ˈsȯn\

Definition of sissonne

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

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Origin and Etymology of sissonne

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


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