One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘Imagine hundreds of people dancing, not walking, out of an opera house in grand jetés, swirling in pirouettes.’
- ‘There was a beautifully pregnant pause in the finish of tour jetés, which allowed us to see the stretched and steady arabesque in landing.’
- ‘Both danced their socks off - and it's not often that I have seen grand jetés performed so simultaneously by a couple!’
- ‘But Fletcher could also move, slicing the air with grand jetés that soared across the stage.’
- ‘And they must land from jeté turned-in - everything they learned not to do at school.’
French, past participle of jeter ‘to throw’.
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