tombé

adjective

tom·​bé
(ˈ)täm¦bā
: fallen down
used of a ballet movement with accent on the descent

Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of tomber to fall, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tumbare to fall with a thump, tumble, of imitative origin

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“Tombé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomb%C3%A9. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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