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 leotard (audio) \ adjective

Examples of leotard in a Sentence

Our aerobics instructor wore a bright red leotard.
Recent Examples on the Web Donning her ballet slippers and a blue leotard on a recent Sunday afternoon, Brielle took to her virtual lessons in her living room at her portable barre with a focus beyond her years. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "‘Joffrey for All’: By engaging parents of color, Joffrey Academy of Dance aims to diversify ballet world," 24 Mar. 2021 But the iconic part of this episode features Screech in a wig and cheerleading outfit and Mario Lopez showing off his dance movies in a leotard. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "‘Saved by the Bell’ returns: Ranking the 25 best classic episodes," 25 Nov. 2020 Van Ness then walks into the gymnasium in the same leotard and announces he’s having the same order. NBC News, "One Million Moms targets Uber Eats over Jonathan Van Ness ads," 29 Oct. 2020 At least Weir's outfit, a sheer black leotard with fringe that matched that of Stewart's dress, received raves. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'Dancing With the Stars': Chrishell Stause, Jeannie Mai offer emotional stories; huge upset averted," 20 Oct. 2020 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

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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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3 Apr 2021

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“Leotard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leotard. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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leotard

noun

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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