Definition of enchaînement in English:

enchaînement

noun

Ballet
  • A linked sequence of steps or movements constituting a phrase.

    • ‘Every position, from a simple demi-plié to the most complex enchaînement or batterie combination, places exacting, apparently unreal demands on the body.’
    • ‘He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon, precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes, and it is said that he never repeated an enchaînement, so inventive was he as a teacher.’
    • ‘Bournonville enchaînements don't finish with a self-satisfied, applause-inducing sense of consolidation.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, chaining together.

Pronunciation:

enchaînement

/ɒ̃ˈʃɛnmɒ̃/