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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Terminology Tuesday Cheville

Terminology Tuesday Cheville

If a dance teacher tells you to stretch your cheville, would you know what that means? (No, it’s not a style of automobile – that wouldn’t work in context anyway.)

The noun cheville (shuh-VEE-yuh) means “ankle” in French. It can also be “a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener”. Or, the English definitions from Merriam-Webster: “1 : a redundant word or phrase used to fill out a sentence or verse. 2 : a peg of a stringed musical instrument.”

I guess this is why the word “ankle” is most commonly used in a dance class.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:
“Cheville means ‘ankle’ in French.”

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“I like good strong words that mean something…”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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