pirouette

noun pir·ou·ette \ ˌpir-ə-ˈwet \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of pirouette

: a rapid whirling about of the body; especially : a full turn on the toe or ball of one foot in ballet

pirouette

intransitive verb

Examples of pirouette in a Sentence

  1. the elegant pirouettes of the prima ballerina

  2. the ballerina's perfectly executed pirouette

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Origin and Etymology of pirouette

French, literally, teetotum

pirouette Synonyms

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PIROUETTE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pirouette for English Language Learners

  • : a full turn on the front of one foot in ballet



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