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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

ballet step, 1830, from French (pas) jeté, from past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)).


n. (context ballet English) A leap from one foot to the other in which one leg appears to be "thrown" in the direction of the movement.


Jete or Jeté may refer to:

  • Jete, Granada, a municipality of Spain
  • Grand jeté, a leap in ballet
  • Tour jeté, a floor gymnastics exercise skill
  • Jaderná elektrárna Temelín (JETE), Temelín Nuclear Power Station

Usage examples of "jete".

How gracefully the curls, around her head nodded to the rhythm, and how naively she executed the jete assemble with her little feet!

Samantha lowered into a purposefully dramatic body sweep before exploding with an energetic series of grand jetes, stage leaps and cabrioles.

Chelsea, eleven years old and a budding ballerina, jeted between rooms and pirouetted around her father and our guests until her bedtime.