acrobatics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ac·ro·bat·ics \ˌa-krə-ˈba-tiks\

Definition of acrobatics

  1. 1 :  the art, performance, or activity of an acrobat

  2. 2 :  a spectacular, showy, or startling performance or demonstration involving great agility or complexity

1882

First Known Use of acrobatics

1882


ACROBATICS Defined for English Language Learners

acrobatics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ac·ro·bat·ics \ˌa-krə-ˈba-tiks\

Definition of acrobatics for English Language Learners

  • : difficult and dangerous acts done by an acrobat; also : difficult or dangerous acts, movements, etc., done by another kind of performer


ACROBATICS Defined for Kids

acrobatics

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noun plural ac·ro·bat·ics \ˌa-krə-ˈba-tiks\

Definition of acrobatics for Students

  1. 1 :  the art or performance of an acrobat

  2. 2 :  difficult or dangerous stunts Hint: Acrobatics can be used either as a singular or a plural in writing. Acrobatics is taught at clown school. The acrobatics were amazing.



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