sissonne

noun

sis·​sonne
variants or sissone
sə̇ˈsän,
-ˈsōn,
-ˈsȯn
plural -s
: a ballet step in which the legs are spread in the air and closed on the descent

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Sissonne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sissonne. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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