pirouette
[ pir-oo-et ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 17th century; French from French, literally ‘spinning top’, of unknown ultimate origin
Synonyms
  • turn
  • twirl
  • rotate
  • revolve
  • spiral
Antonyms
  • straighten
  • untwist
  • stand
  • steady
Definition
a whirling about on the foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing
Example
A) Anna practiced her pirouette until it was perfect for the ballet recital. B) Her pirouette was so on point that she won first place in the dance competition.
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