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[postpositive] (of a position) involving a lowering of the body by bending the knee of the supporting leg.‘an arabesque fondu’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: French, literally melted.
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