leotard

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noun le·o·tard \ ˈlē-ə-ˌtärd \

Definition of leotard

:a close-fitting one-piece garment worn especially by dancers, acrobats, and aerialists; also :tights often used in plural

leotarded

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Examples of leotard in a Sentence

  1. Our aerobics instructor wore a bright red leotard.

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Origin and Etymology of leotard

Jules Léotard, †1870 French aerial gymnast


LEOTARD Defined for English Language Learners

leotard

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Definition of leotard for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of clothing that fits tightly and covers the body except for the legs and sometimes the arms


LEOTARD Defined for Kids

leotard

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noun le·o·tard \ ˈlē-ə-ˌtärd \

Definition of leotard for Students

:a tight one-piece garment worn by a dancer or acrobat


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