Definition of pirouette
: a rapid whirling about of the body; especially : a full turn on the toe or ball of one foot in ballet
Examples of pirouette in a Sentence
the elegant pirouettes of the prima ballerina
the ballerina's perfectly executed pirouette
Recent Examples of pirouette from the Web
Like a ballerina who fixes her eyes on one spot in order not to lose balance while performing the perfect pirouette, Lysa once again shared her pain, while committing to stay focused on her God.
The jets sway and pirouette to music on a stage of interlaced basins, canals and circular pools.
When the team tested the system on ida from 120,000 feet, her spinning slowed from 400 rpm to 22 rpm, a gentle pirouette.
That led to Kershaw executing a pirouette, spinning in the air when a call did not go his way during a walk of Wil Myers.
An early showing of the piece, in 2015, included a winning demonstration of how George Balanchine, who defined a high-speed American style of ballet, finessed the physics of the pirouette.
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Origin and Etymology of pirouette
French, literally, teetotum
First Known Use: 1706See Words from the same year
PIROUETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pirouette for English Language Learners
: a full turn on the front of one foot in ballet
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