cabriole

noun

cab·​ri·​ole ˈka-brē-ˌōl How to pronounce cabriole (audio)
1
: a ballet leap in which one leg is extended in midair and the other struck against it
2
: a curved furniture leg ending in an ornamental foot

Examples of cabriole in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

French, caper

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabriole was circa 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Cabriole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabriole. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cabriole

noun
cab·​ri·​ole ˈkab-rē-ˌōl How to pronounce cabriole (audio)
1
: a ballet leap in which one leg is extended and the other struck against it
2
: a curved furniture leg ending in an ornamental foot

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