pirouette

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noun pir·ou·ette \ˌpir-ə-ˈwet\

Definition of pirouette

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of pirouette

French, literally, teetotum


First Known Use: 1706

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PIROUETTE Defined for English Language Learners

pirouette

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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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