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Meaning of demi-plié

dem•i-pli•é

Pronunciation: (dem"ē plē-ā' Fr. d&schwa-mē plē-ā'), [key]
— pl. -pli•és
  1. a movement done in any of the five positions, in which the dancer bends the knees halfway, keeping the heels securely on the ground.
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