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Meaning of PIROUETTE

Pronunciation:  `piroo'et

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
  2. [v]  do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

PIROUETTE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: pivot, spin, swivel, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pir`ou*ette"\, n. [F.; of uncertain origin.]
    1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing.
    2. (Man.) The whirling about of a horse.
  2. \Pir`ou*ette"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pirouetted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Pirouetting}.] [F. pirouetter.]
    To perform a pirouette; to whirl, like a dancer.
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