Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent and raised from the floor, and with the other a forward motion is made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent, and raised from the floor, and with the other a forward motion is made.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a sort of bow or salutation in dancing.
  • In heraldry, same as couped.
  • n. In dancing, a movement which a dancer makes resting on one foot and passing the other forward or backward, making a sort of salutation. Also spelled coupé.

Etymologies

French coupée, properly past participle of couper to cut. Compare coupé, coopee. (Wiktionary)

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