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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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.

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Why not try out a leopard-print leotard and a leopard-print skirt for an ’80s vibe? Vogue, "the Animal Prints," 16 Mar. 2019 Six different presidents fed the shah of Iran (the Fords even brought in Ann-Margret to dance, in a red-white-and-blue leotard, after dessert). Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Brilliant beyond all precedent’: The first White House state dinner for the king of Hawaii," 24 Apr. 2018 Danskin Stock up on dancer approved leggings and leotards with 50% off sitewide using code 'BLKFRI50'. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 All that was missing was a leotard with a T on the chest and a cape. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "‘I Am a Tariff Man’," 4 Dec. 2018 She was inspired by the outfits that ballerinas wore, and paired the leotard with tights and leg warmers on the cover. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "Up For Auction: Jane Fonda's Workout Leotard," 18 Aug. 2016 Chiles wasn't the only gymnast to stand out for her leotard. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Jordan Chiles Channeled Wonder Woman at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships," 20 Aug. 2018 Image During a rap concert on the Dartmouth campus in October 2009, Alexi Pappas, dressed in a full-body leotard and sitting in the front row, was called on stage to dance. New York Times, "Side by Side and No Finish Line in Sight for Alexi Pappas," 6 July 2018 The auction will include paintings (including a portrait of Fonda by Andy Warhol), custom Versace dresses, and even one of the actress's wedding gowns, but the item that caught our eye is one of Fonda's workout leotards. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "Up For Auction: Jane Fonda's Workout Leotard," 18 Aug. 2016

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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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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


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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