cal·​is·​then·​ics | \ ˌka-ləs-ˈthe-niks How to pronounce calisthenics (audio) \

Definition of calisthenics

1 : systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus
2 usually singular in construction : the art or practice of calisthenics

Examples of calisthenics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If so, they might be forced to stand up to eat during meals, perform public calisthenics or run an extra lap in the morning. Washington Post, "As schools everywhere go virtual, a military academy in rural Virginia opens in person. Will it work?," 29 Aug. 2020 First up, some light calisthenics: the Baja rhythm section. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD: Crossover Torture Test," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of calisthenics

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for calisthenics

Greek kalos beautiful + sthenos strength

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The first known use of calisthenics was in 1827

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“Calisthenics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calisthenics. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for calisthenics

calisthenics

noun
How to pronounce calisthenics (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of calisthenics

: physical exercises that are done without special equipment

calisthenics

noun plural
cal·​is·​then·​ics | \ ˌka-ləs-ˈthe-niks \

Kids Definition of calisthenics

: exercises (as push-ups and jumping jacks) to develop strength and flexibility that are done without special equipment
Hint: Calisthenics can be used as a singular or as a plural in writing and speaking. Calisthenics is an important form of exercise. This morning's calisthenics were tough.

calisthenics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
cal·​is·​then·​ics
variants: or British callisthenics \ -​iks How to pronounce callisthenics (audio) \

Medical Definition of calisthenics

1 : systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus
2 usually singular in construction : the art or practice of calisthenics

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