Tendu meaning

tān'do͝o
Any of several Asian ebony trees.
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Relating to or being a ballet position in which a muscle or limb is stretched out.

Battement tendu.

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(ballet) A move in which the leg and foot stretch to point in a particular direction, but the foot does not leave the floor.
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Origin of tendu

  • French from past participle of tendre to stretch from Old French from Latin tendere ten- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Hindi tendū from Sanskrit tainduka- pertaining to tindukaḥ the evergreen tree Diospyros embryopteris
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French tendu (“stretched")
    From Wiktionary