ac·​ro·​bat·​ic ˌa-krə-ˈba-tik How to pronounce acrobatic (audio)
: relating to or suggestive of an acrobat or acrobatics
Over at Jump City: Seattle, however, it's the contestants themselves who are whizzing overhead as they perform gravity-defying acrobatic tricks straight out of "The Matrix." Joseph Hudak
: performed with leaps, body contortions, or other maneuvers requiring the great athleticism of an acrobat
In the final seconds of the third quarter, Amari Cooper made an acrobatic catch while staying in bounds. Zach Braziller
acrobatically adverb
Reed reached back and acrobatically hauled in the pass. Ethan Cadeaux

Word History


acrobat + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acrobatic was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Acrobatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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