Definition of jeté in English:

jeté

noun

Ballet
  • A jump in which a dancer springs from one foot to land on the other with one leg extended outwards from the body while in the air.

    • ‘And they must land from jeté turned-in - everything they learned not to do at school.’
    • ‘But Fletcher could also move, slicing the air with grand jetés that soared across the stage.’
    • ‘Imagine hundreds of people dancing, not walking, out of an opera house in grand jetés, swirling in pirouettes.’
    • ‘Both danced their socks off - and it's not often that I have seen grand jetés performed so simultaneously by a couple!’
    • ‘There was a beautifully pregnant pause in the finish of tour jetés, which allowed us to see the stretched and steady arabesque in landing.’

Origin

French, past participle of jeter ‘to throw’.

Pronunciation

jeté

/ʒəˈteɪ//ˈʒɛteɪ/