Main definitions of ballotte in English

: ballotte1ballotté2

ballotte1

Pronunciation /bəˈlɒt/

verb

(also ballot)
Medicine
  • To subject to ballottement. Also without object: to move in response to ballottement.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French ballotter to shake (a person or thing) to and fro, to toss (a person or thing) hither and thither (like a ball), to move in response to ballottement from ballotte.

Main definitions of ballotté in English

: ballotte1ballotté2

ballotté2

Pronunciation /ˈbalɒˌteɪ/

noun

(also balloté)
  • A dance movement in which the body is ‘tossed’ or ‘thrown’; specifically (Ballet) a rocking step in which the body is thrown forward and backward as the weight is transferred quickly from one foot to the other.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French balloté, (now usually) ballotté, use as noun of past participle of ballotter.