Definitions for chasseʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chas•séʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪ(n.; v.)chas•séd, chas•sé•ing.

  1. (n.)a gliding dance step with one foot kept in advance of the other.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (v.i.)to execute a chassé.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. sashay .

Origin of chassé:

1795–1805; < F: lit., chased, followed, ptp. of chasser to chase1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasse, sashay(verb)

    (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading

  2. chasse, sashay(verb)

    perform a chasse step, in ballet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chasse(noun)

    a movement in dancing, as across or to the right or left

  2. Chasse(verb)

    to make the movement called chasse; as, all chasse; chasse to the right or left

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  1. Chasse

    Chasse or chassé rarely chassée is a dance step used in many dances in many variants, all of them being triple-step patterns of gliding character, steps going basically step-together-step. The word came from ballet terminology. It is not to be confused with The Chase figure of Tango. There is a huge variety of them in many dances: ⁕The direction may be sideways, diagonal or even curving. ⁕Sizes of steps may vary. This also concerns the second, "Together", step: the moving foot may land right beside the standing foot or leave some space, or even barely move from its previous position. ⁕Timing may vary. Typical timings in ballroom dances are qqS and SaS. ⁕Footwork may vary.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hunt(noun)

the act of hunting animals etc

a tiger hunt.

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