from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A triangularscarf; a half-shawl folded in a point: usually of lace or other fine and delicate fabric.
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- noun ballet The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
How many thousand volunteers would he have for a "pointe" on
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.
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.
Wow, sprelling and gramir not suite strong pointe!
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.