Definition of tendu in English:

tendu

adjective

Ballet
  • [postpositive] (of a position) stretched out or held tautly.

    ‘battement tendu’
    • ‘She could tendu beautifully, roll up into relevé, and even go onto full pointe.’
    • ‘She would often work on tendu or pas de chat for the entire lesson.’
    • ‘I think about what kind of imagery I can use to help an 8-or 9-year-old learn a tendu.’
    • ‘In barre work, people do tendu after tendu.’
    • ‘Standing in first position, dancers tendu to second to show alignment and placement.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation:

tendu

/tɒ̃ˈd(j)uː/