Definition of fondu in US English:

fondu

adjective

Ballet
  • postpositive (of a position) involving a lowering of the body by bending the knee of the supporting leg.

    ‘an arabesque fondu’
    • ‘A correct fifth prepares you for a croisé line and for all extensions where your working leg lifts: dégagé, fondu, développé, grand battement, and grand jeté.’
    • ‘I give them a center warm-up, and then center work such as tendus combined with pirouettes, as well as a fondu exercise and adagio.’

Origin

French, literally ‘melted’.

Pronunciation

fondu

/fänˈd(y)o͞o/