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

Other Words from leotard

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

Examples of leotard in a Sentence

Our aerobics instructor wore a bright red leotard.
Recent Examples on the Web The cover featured a photograph of a woman in a leotard, shot from behind. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 In the special moment, Anderson was in her costume consisting of a black leotard and fishnets and was standing next to costar Lana Gordon. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 14 Apr. 2022 With her third and final set, Lorde — this time in a leotard with a glimmering, exaggerated bustle — ramped up the tempo with a few of her older tunes. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2022 And for those wondering, picking a leotard for a big gymnastics competition isn't much different than getting dressed for a normal day, Lee says. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 12 Jan. 2022 With the help of stylist Jason Rembert, the multi-hyphenate chose a shimmering two-piece leotard and a matching pair of her trademark thigh-high boots, both custom made by Dundas. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Feb. 2022 The tiny illustrated goat wears a red leotard with a gold medal around its neck. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2021 Gymnasts shunned them in favor of a solid gold leotard. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Worn underneath a pair of low-slung, slashed baggy jeans, the cut-out leotard was an advert for casually smoking rebound dressing done well. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Leotard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leotard. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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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