Relating to or being a ballet position in which a muscle or limb is stretched out: battement tendu.
Origin of tenduFrench, from past participle of tendre, to stretch, from Old French, from Latin tendere; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
Any of several Asian ebony trees.
Origin of tenduHindi tend&umacron;, from Sanskrit tainduka-, pertaining to tinduka&hlowdot;, the evergreen tree Diospyros embryopteris.
- (ballet) A move in which the leg and foot stretch to point in a particular direction, but the foot does not leave the floor
From French tendu (“stretched")