A jump in which the dancer sweeps one leg into the air to the side while jumping off the other, brings both legs together in the air and beats them before landing.
- ‘She was perhaps too perky as the girl, although her buoyant brisés were enticing.’
- ‘A pirouette, a brisé, two arabesques and she's gone.’
- ‘There is nothing more complicated than a brisé.’
- ‘They consist mainly of dances in the style brisé arranged in suites.’
Late 18th century: French, literally broken.