terre à terre

adjective

¦terə¦te(ə)r
1
a
: performed on or close to the ground or floor : performed with little elevation
terre à terre dancing
b
: performing with the feet close to the ground
terre à terre dancer
2
: lacking in imagination : matter-of-fact, prosaic

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, earth to earth

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“Terre à terre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terre%20%C3%A0%20terre. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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