tour jeté

tour je·​té | \ ¦tu̇rzhəˈtā \
plural tour jetés

Definition of tour jeté

: a high turning leap in ballet starting with battement and finishing in arabesque

called also jeté en tournant

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History and Etymology for tour jeté

French, literally, thrown turn

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“Tour jeté.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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