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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In ballet, the rising from a position in which the feet are flat on the floor to a position in which the dancer balances on one or both feet on at least demi-pointe.

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  • noun ballet A position in which the dancer rises from any position to balance on one or both feet on at least demi-pointe, or possibly full pointe

Etymologies

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From the French relevé ("lifted")

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