A-la-seconde meaning

älə sə-kŏnd, -gŏɴd, ălə
In ballet, to the second position, in which the legs are turned out from the pelvis and the feet are apart.
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In ballet, to the side.
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Origin of a-la-seconde

  • French à la seconde (position) in the second (position) à to, at, in la the seconde feminine of second second

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition