leotard

noun
le·​o·​tard | \ ˈlē-ə-ˌtärd How to pronounce leotard (audio) \

Definition of leotard

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

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Other Words from leotard

leotarded \ ˈlē-​ə-​ˌtär-​dəd How to pronounce leotarded (audio) \ adjective

Examples of leotard in a Sentence

Our aerobics instructor wore a bright red leotard.
Recent Examples on the Web Head straight to their closet to find the foundation for this adorable look — a black leotard and tutu. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to DIY a Butterfly Costume for Kids Without Ever Picking up a Needle and Thread," 27 Aug. 2020 Attach a few additional butterflies to the neckline and waist of the leotard with safety pins or stitches. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to DIY a Butterfly Costume for Kids Without Ever Picking up a Needle and Thread," 27 Aug. 2020 And then the leotard, the leggings ... all these things have found their way into fashion. Nadine Daher, Smithsonian Magazine, "From Ballerina Flats to Tutus, Ballet Has Left Its Mark on Fashion," 27 Feb. 2020 And then the leotard, the leggings ... all these things have found their way into fashion. Nadine Daher, Smithsonian Magazine, "From Ballerina Flats to Tutus, Ballet Has Left Its Mark on Fashion," 27 Feb. 2020 The first was a black sheer leotard adorned with crystals and tassels by Peruvian designer Augusto Manzanares, who specializes in sparkling, body-hugging designs. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Put All Our Zoom Outfits to Shame with Two Killer Looks," 26 June 2020 She was joined by a full band, backup singers, and a squad of backup dancers dressed in white leotards and cowboy hats. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Solange Blessed 'Jimmy Fallon' with a Nine-Minute Set of Performance Art," 3 Dec. 2019 As of publication, the leotard donated by the Texas native had raised $1,601 for the cause. Adam Renuart, CNN, "Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the 'right decision'," 1 Apr. 2020 The image shows 10 young dancers in their tights and leotards, posing in a variety of stances, with bold facial expressions. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "Tiny ballerinas celebrate Black History Month with ‘fierce’ photo shoot," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of leotard

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leotard

Jules Léotard, †1870 French aerial gymnast

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The first known use of leotard was in 1886

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17 Sep 2020

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“Leotard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leotard. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for leotard

leotard

noun
How to pronounce leotard (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of leotard

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

leotard

noun
le·​o·​tard | \ ˈlē-ə-ˌtärd How to pronounce leotard (audio) \

Kids Definition of leotard

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

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