ac·​ro·​bat·​ics | \ ˌa-krə-ˈba-tiks How to pronounce acrobatics (audio) \

Definition of acrobatics

1 : the art, performance, or activity of an acrobat
2 : a spectacular, showy, or startling performance or demonstration involving great agility or complexity

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Recent Examples on the Web Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a Broadway-style production featuring aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, acrobatics and other contemporary circus arts, perfect for the entire family. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 19 July 2022 The pace picked up with high-flying acrobatics and high-energy dance troupes. Maria Morales, Baltimore Sun, 17 June 2022 Products hanging on racks today allow surfers to perform aquatic acrobatics in some of the coldest water on earth. Noah Lederman, Outside Online, 17 May 2022 Parsons compares ForceCon to the air shows that draw thousands to gawk at fighter pilots’ aerial acrobatics. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2022 But how realistic are the amazing aerial acrobatics depicted in the two films? Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2022 At arguably the most picturesque venue of the week, models wearing branded caution tape did acrobatics on stilts and danced inside of inflatable balls on the Resorts World Hilton pool. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2022 Dive into a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and astounding acrobatics. oregonlive, 15 June 2022 Unlike anything the entertainment company has offered before, Mad Apple is a combination of music, comedy, magic, and acrobatics. Christina Liao, Forbes, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of acrobatics

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acrobatics

acrobat + -ics

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The first known use of acrobatics was in 1882

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“Acrobatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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noun plural
ac·​ro·​bat·​ics | \ ˌa-krə-ˈba-tiks How to pronounce acrobatics (audio) \

Kids Definition of acrobatics

1 : the art or performance of an acrobat
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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