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tum·bling

 (tŭm′blĭng)
n.
Gymnastics, such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings, performed without the use of specialized apparatus.

tum•bling

(ˈtʌm blɪŋ)

n.
the act, practice, or art of performing acrobatic tumbles, esp. on a mat or on the ground.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumbling - the gymnastic moves of an acrobattumbling - the gymnastic moves of an acrobat  
gymnastics, gymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
Translations
حَرَكات بَهْلَوانِيَّه
kotrmelecpřemetsalto
akrobatik
akrobatika
akrobacia na zemi
yer jimnastiği

tumble

(ˈtambl) verb
1. to (cause to) fall, especially in a helpless or confused way. She tumbled down the stairs; The box suddenly tumbled off the top of the wardrobe.
2. to do tumbling.
noun
a fall. She took a tumble on the stairs.
ˈtumbler noun
1. a large drinking glass. a tumbler of whisky.
2. a tumblerful.
3. an acrobat (who performs the acrobatic tricks on the ground).
ˈtumblerful noun
the amount contained by a tumbler. two tumblerfuls of water.
ˌtumble-ˈdrier noun
a machine for drying clothes by tumbling them around and blowing hot air into them.
ˈtumbling noun
acrobatics done on the ground.
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Both elements featured hugely on Friday, when the tumblingly lively CBSO choral family (we almost need an old woman's shoe) celebrated the exact centenary of the composer's birth - but also the 30-year anniversary of Simon Halsey's tenure as chorus director.