cal·​is·​then·​ics | \-niks \

Definition of calisthenics 

1 : systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus

2 usually singular in construction : the art or practice of calisthenics

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

noun

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.

cal·​is·​then·​ics
variants: or British callisthenics \-​iks \

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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