Plie



[plee-ey] /pliˈeɪ/

noun, plural pliés
[plee-eyz; French plee-ey] /pliˈeɪz; French pliˈeɪ/ (Show IPA). Ballet.
1.
a movement in which the knees are bent while the back is held straight.
/ˈpliːeɪ/
noun
1.
a classic ballet practice posture with back erect and knees bent
n.

in ballet, 1892, from French plié, from plier literally “to bend,” from Old French ploier (see ply (n.)).

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