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pointe

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English

Etymology

From French pointe ‘point, tip’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pointe

Plural
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pointe (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.
    • 2007: Classical dance manages to get along without too many momentous events shuddering beneath its pointe work. — The Guardian 5th Jan 2007, p. 3

French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin puncta, from Latin puncta, from the feminine past participle of pungere ‘to prick’.

Pronunciation

Noun

pointe f. (plural pointes)

  1. point
  2. tip, suggestion

Verb

pointe

  1. first person and third person singular subjunctive and indicative form of pointer, point

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