Meaning of enchaînement in English:


Pronunciation /ɒ̃ˈʃɛnmɒ̃/

nounplural noun enchaînement/ɒ̃ˈʃɛnmɒ̃/

  • A linked sequence of steps or movements constituting a phrase.

    ‘He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon, precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes, and it is said that he never repeated an enchaînement, so inventive was he as a teacher.’
    • ‘Every position, from a simple demi-plié to the most complex enchaînement or batterie combination, places exacting, apparently unreal demands on the body.’
    • ‘Bournonville enchaînements don't finish with a self-satisfied, applause-inducing sense of consolidation.’


Mid 19th century French, ‘chaining together’.