Definition of chaîné in English:

chaîné

noun

Ballet
  • A sequence of fast turns from one foot to the other, executed in a straight line.

    • ‘The chaine turn is also a progressive turn that effects a full rotation for every two steps taken.’
    • ‘Instead of performing the usual "finger turn" on one leg, she executed a chain turn on two legs.’
    • ‘Her solo performance to the assembled guests in the variation towards the end of the Act is a magical blend of strength, vivacity and grace, culminating in a characteristically powerful medley of piqué and chaîné turns.’

Origin

French, literally linked.

Pronunciation:

chaîné

/ˈʃɛneɪ/