pirouette


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pir·ou·ette

 (pĭr′o͞o-ĕt′)
n.
A full turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot in ballet.
intr.v. pir·ou·et·ted, pir·ou·et·ting, pir·ou·ettes
To execute a pirouette.

[French, from Old French pirouet, spinning top.]

pirouette

(ˌpɪrʊˈɛt)
n
(Dancing) a body spin, esp in dancing, on the toes or the ball of the foot
vb
(Dancing) (intr) to perform a pirouette
[C18: from French, from Old French pirouet spinning top; related to Italian pirolo little peg]

pir•ou•ette

(ˌpɪr uˈɛt)

n., v. -et•ted, -et•ting. n.
1. a whirling about on one foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing.
v.i.
2. to perform a pirouette.
[1700–10; < French: a whirl, top, feminine of Middle French pirouet=pirou- (c. Italian pirolo, diminutive of piro peg) + -et -et]

pirouette


Past participle: pirouetted
Gerund: pirouetting

Imperative
pirouette
pirouette
Present
I pirouette
you pirouette
he/she/it pirouettes
we pirouette
you pirouette
they pirouette
Preterite
I pirouetted
you pirouetted
he/she/it pirouetted
we pirouetted
you pirouetted
they pirouetted
Present Continuous
I am pirouetting
you are pirouetting
he/she/it is pirouetting
we are pirouetting
you are pirouetting
they are pirouetting
Present Perfect
I have pirouetted
you have pirouetted
he/she/it has pirouetted
we have pirouetted
you have pirouetted
they have pirouetted
Past Continuous
I was pirouetting
you were pirouetting
he/she/it was pirouetting
we were pirouetting
you were pirouetting
they were pirouetting
Past Perfect
I had pirouetted
you had pirouetted
he/she/it had pirouetted
we had pirouetted
you had pirouetted
they had pirouetted
Future
I will pirouette
you will pirouette
he/she/it will pirouette
we will pirouette
you will pirouette
they will pirouette
Future Perfect
I will have pirouetted
you will have pirouetted
he/she/it will have pirouetted
we will have pirouetted
you will have pirouetted
they will have pirouetted
Future Continuous
I will be pirouetting
you will be pirouetting
he/she/it will be pirouetting
we will be pirouetting
you will be pirouetting
they will be pirouetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pirouetting
you have been pirouetting
he/she/it has been pirouetting
we have been pirouetting
you have been pirouetting
they have been pirouetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pirouetting
you will have been pirouetting
he/she/it will have been pirouetting
we will have been pirouetting
you will have been pirouetting
they will have been pirouetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pirouetting
you had been pirouetting
he/she/it had been pirouetting
we had been pirouetting
you had been pirouetting
they had been pirouetting
Conditional
I would pirouette
you would pirouette
he/she/it would pirouette
we would pirouette
you would pirouette
they would pirouette
Past Conditional
I would have pirouetted
you would have pirouetted
he/she/it would have pirouetted
we would have pirouetted
you would have pirouetted
they would have pirouetted

pirouette

A turn on one foot propelled by swing of the arm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pirouette - (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)pirouette - (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
spin, twirl, twisting, whirl, twist - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
Verb1.pirouette - do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance
pivot, swivel - turn on a pivot

pirouette

noun spin, turn, whirl, pivot, twirl a ballerina famous for her pirouettes
verb spin, turn, whirl, pivot, twirl She pirouetted in front of the mirror.
Translations
دَوران الرّاقِص على أطراف أصابِع القَدَميَدور على أطراف أصابِع القَدَم
piruetatančit piruetu
piruetpiruettere
piruetti
piruettpiruettezik
hringsnúningursnúast í hring
daryti piruetuspiruetas
griezt piruetipiruete
piruetaurobiť/zatancovať piruetu
ayak ucuna basarak dönmeayak ucuna basarak dönmek

pirouette

[ˌpɪrʊˈet]
A. Npirueta f
B. VIpiruetear

pirouette

[ˌpɪruˈɛt]
npirouette f
vifaire une or des pirouette(s)

pirouette

nPirouette f
viPirouetten drehen, pirouettieren

pirouette

[ˌpɪrʊˈɛt]
1. npiroetta
2. vipiroettare

pirouette

(piruˈet) noun
a dancer's quick turning movement. The ballerina did/danced a pirouette.
verb
to do one or a series of these movements. She pirouetted across the stage.
References in classic literature ?
Before they could add a word she had turned with a pirouette to the door, and fled, presenting herself a moment later in the drawing-room to the three ladies, whom she surveyed with a whimsical smile in silence.
The good people of the borough had scarcely a chance, however, to get their eyes thoroughly open, when, just as it wanted half a minute of noon, the rascal bounced, as I say, right into the midst of them; gave a chassez here, and a balancez there; and then, after a pirouette and a pas-de-zephyr, pigeon-winged himself right up into the belfry of the House of the Town Council, where the wonder-stricken belfry-man sat smoking in a state of dignity and dismay.
The little imps danced and leaped; and then one separated itself from the crowd, to grow bigger than, the rest, to pirouette more energetically.
At last they paused, and a beautiful young woman sprang out of the ranks and began to pirouette in front of us with a grace and vigour which would have put most ballet girls to shame.
Then, thrusting her under lip out beyond the upper, she made a little pout, which appeared to be familiar to her, executed a pirouette on her heel, and set about collecting in her tambourine the gifts of the multitude.
Darling, who would pirouette so wildly that all you could see of her was the kiss, and then if you had dashed at her you might have got it.
As Mrs Vincent Crummles recrossed back to the table, there bounded on to the stage from some mysterious inlet, a little girl in a dirty white frock with tucks up to the knees, short trousers, sandaled shoes, white spencer, pink gauze bonnet, green veil and curl papers; who turned a pirouette, cut twice in the air, turned another pirouette, then, looking off at the opposite wing, shrieked, bounded forward to within six inches of the footlights, and fell into a beautiful attitude of terror, as a shabby gentleman in an old pair of buff slippers came in at one powerful slide, and chattering his teeth, fiercely brandished a walking-stick.
Nay, it was afterwards affirmed by a witness who shall at present be nameless, that in the seclusion of the Bower he poked out his wooden leg, in the stage-ballet manner, and executed a taunting or triumphant pirouette on the genuine leg remaining to him.
But the Emperor's friend covered himself with glory, for he danced everything, whether he knew it or not, and introduced impromptu pirouettes when the figures bewildered him.
Owing to the very judicious plan of dividing the two acts of the opera with a ballet, the pauses between the performances are very short, the singers in the opera having time to repose themselves and change their costume, when necessary, while the dancers are executing their pirouettes and exhibiting their graceful steps.
It leaps monstrously across the blackness, alights on the precise tip of our nose, pirouettes there an instant, and swings off.
His visit comes 38 years after his father caused an international sensation with a pirouette behind the Queen.