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pirouette

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noun pir·ou·ette \ˌpir-ə-ˈwet\

Simple Definition of pirouette

  • : a full turn on the front of one foot in ballet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pirouette

  1. :  a rapid whirling about of the body; especially :  a full turn on the toe or ball of one foot in ballet

pirouette intransitive verb

Examples of pirouette in a sentence

  1. the elegant pirouettes of the prima ballerina

  2. <the ballerina's perfectly executed pirouette>



Origin of pirouette

French, literally, teetotum


First Known Use: 1706

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