American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A triangularscarf; a half-shawl folded in a point: usually of lace or other fine and delicate fabric.
- n. ballet The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.
- From French pointe ("point, tip"). (Wiktionary)
- From French pointe (des pieds), point (of the feet), tiptoe; see point. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In fact, Adorno is, again like Nietzsche, a brilliant stylist in German, with a gift for rhetorical flourish, pithy epigram, and the ironic pointe, which is why he has been so often quoted outside academia.”
“A half-shawl or "pointe" was divided into thirty segments.”
“In 1815, his son, their grandfather, in an excursion through the lake and bayou beyond, discovered, far south-eastward in the midst of the Grande Prairie des Allemands, a "pointe" of several hundred acres extent.”
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“The spelling is only half the problem - Must we now say "pointe" speaking through our nose with a subtle hint of a "w"’ when referring to the new complex.”
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“Circus tricks performed in exact time to Tchaikovsky's music are treat enough, but more mind-boggling still are the acrobatic extremes to which the ballet vocabulary is pushed, including the section now immortalised on YouTube in which Odette dances en pointe, while balanced on Siegfried's head.”
“As an obligatory nod to her classically-trained upbringing, Harper sets intricate pointe work on a series of deconstructed solos, duets, and trios.”
“Set to music by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Bach, Fearless Mine features a sextet performing eye-catching, colorful, and kaleidoscopic pointe work.”
“Family photo albums are packed with the evidence of success – en pointe at an improbably early age, dressed in Hungarian folk costume with hands on hips, or skating with one leg lifted in a graceful arabesque.”
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