[French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/

noun, plural pointes
[French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/ (Show IPA). Ballet.
the tip of the toe.
a position on the extreme tips of the toes.
(ballet) the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes)

in dance, 1830, from French pointe (see point (n.)).


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