pirouette


pir·ou·ette

noun \ˌpir-ə-ˈwet\

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

Full Definition of PIROUETTE

:  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

  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

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

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