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ʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪchas·se

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasse, sashayverb

    (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading

  2. chasse, sashayverb

    perform a chasse step, in ballet


  1. Chassenoun

    A gliding step in dancing in which one foot is kept in front of the other while moving.

    Etymology: [F., fr. chass, p. p. of chasser to chase.]


  1. chassénoun

    A gliding movement in dance (especially ballet) with the same foot always leading.

  2. chasséverb

    To perform this step.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chassenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Chasse-caf]

  2. Chasseverb

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

    Etymology: [See Chasse-caf]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chasse

    shäs, n. a dram or liqueur taken after coffee, to remove the taste.—Also Chasse-café [Fr. chasse-caféchasser, to chase, remove.]

  2. Chassé

    shäs′ā, n. a kind of gliding step in dancing.—v.t. to make such a step: (slang) to dismiss. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    occurring from time to time
    • A. occasional
    • B. abrupt
    • C. urban
    • D. reassuring

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