Definition of


  1. (noun, act) (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
  2. (verb, motion) do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

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Alternate forms of Pirouette

Derivations: pirouette

Hypernyms: pivot, spin, swivel, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

Origin of the word Pirouette

  1. 1706, from Fr. pirouette, from O.Fr. pirouet "spinning top" (15c.), from Gallo-Romance root *pir- "peg, plug" (cf. It. piruolo "peg top") + dim. suffix -ette. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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