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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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrobatics. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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acrobatics

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English Language Learners Definition of acrobatics

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

acrobatics

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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