cal·​is·​then·​ic ˌka-ləs-ˈthe-nik How to pronounce calisthenic (audio)
: of or relating to calisthenics

Examples of calisthenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accompanied with deep sensitivity and masterful touch and timing by pianist William Woodard, Hoskins opened with a suite of calisthenic musical portraits by Jake Heggie. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 Adding a weighted vest to your routine can seriously boost your calisthenic workout. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 18 Dec. 2022 In October, Meta revealed that Beat Saber, which encourages users to interact with virtual objects to generate calisthenic exercises, pulled in $100 million in revenue on the Quest platform. Adario Strange, Quartz, 4 Feb. 2022 Correa went through agility drills and calisthenic exercises — moving laterally, starting and stopping and backpedaling — for about 10 minutes before retreating into the clubhouse. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, 28 June 2018 The Wilcox home has more practical objects: croquet mallets, calisthenic machines, maps. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calisthenic was in 1826

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“Calisthenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or British callisthenic
: of or relating to calisthenics
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