Definition of jeté in US English:

jeté

noun

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

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

/ZHəˈtā/